Senator Dick L. Dearden View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/2/2019
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 76 (1995) - 86 (2015)
Home County: Polk
Dick L. Dearden
Polk County


Serving fourth term in Senate.


Retired job developer for the 5th Judicial District.


Graduated from Des Moines East High School.

Military Service

Iowa National Guard, 1956-1962.

Memberships and Activities

Former chair of the Polk County Democratic Party, 1978-1980. Member of AMVETS, Izaak Walton League, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, and ACLU.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1938 in Des Moines. Resides in Des Moines.

Family Members

Wife Sharon; two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.