Senator John Putney View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 80 (2003) - 82 (2007)
Home County: Tama
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: Father: Lawrence Putney; GAs 51 - 59
John Putney
Tama County


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.

Military Service

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.

Family Members

Wife Emily; three children and five grandchildren.

Text above from Iowa Official Register/Other
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