Representative John R. Whitaker View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 80 (2003) - 83 (2009)
Home County: Van Buren
John R. Whitaker
Van Buren County


Serving third term in House.


Family farmer.


Received B.S. in animal science and B.S. in agriculture education from Iowa State University.

Memberships and Activities

Served on Van Buren County Board of Supervisors and served as president of the Iowa Farmers Union. Former chair of the Van Buren County Democrats. Member of Belmont Masonic Lodge in Hillsboro, Keosauqua Rotary Club, and agricultural working group of the Vision 2010 Board. Member of Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1956 in Keosauqua. Resides near Hillsboro.

Family Members

Wife Lorrie; two sons and one daughter.