Senator Dennis Black View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 76 (1995) - 85 (2013)
House: 70 (1983) - 75 (1993)
Home County: Jasper
Dennis Black
Jasper County


Served six terms in House. Serving third term in Senate.


Worked for U.S. Forest Service.


Received B.S. in forest management and M.S. in natural resource economics from Utah State University.

Memberships and Activities

Retired Director of Jasper County Conservation Board. Author of numerous natural resource and medal of honor publications. Member of Izaak Walton League; Iowa Sister State Taiwan Committee; Jasper Community Foundation Board of Directors; Medal of Honor Historical Society of America; Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America; President’s Award, National Wildlife Federation; Conservationist of the Year, Iowa Wildlife Federation.

Birth and Residence

Born and raised in Randolph, NE. Resides in Grinnell.

Family Members

Wife Faun; two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren.