Senator John Putney View All Years
Serving second term in Senate.
Executive director of Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and farmer.
Received B.S. in agriculture from Iowa State University.
Served as officer in Iowa National Guard.
Memberships and Activities
Past president of Tama County Fair Board, Iowa Beef Breeds Council, and Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement. Past chair of Tama County “Friends of Extension” and past beef superintendent at Iowa State Fair. Special assistant for Senator Charles Grassley, 1989-1992. Member of Farm Bureau, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, American Legion, Olivet Lodge, El Kahir Shrine Club, Des Moines Rotary, and Gladbrook Methodist Church.
Birth and Residence
Born in 1944 in Marshalltown. Resides on a farm near Gladbrook.
Wife Emily; three children and five grandchildren.
82nd GA (2007)