Senator John P. (Jack) Kibbie View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 61 (1965) - 62 (1967)
73 (1989) - 84 (2011)
House: 59 (1961) - 60 (1963)
Home County: Palo Alto
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John P. (Jack) Kibbie
Palo Alto County


Served in House from 1961-1964 and Senate from 1965-1968. Reelected in 1988. Now serving seventh non-consecutive term in Senate.


Farmer and cattle feeder.


Graduated from Ayrshire High School.

Military Service

Served as a tank commander in the U.S. Army during Korean War and received a Bronze Star.

Memberships and Activities

Iowa Lakes Community College board member for 17 years and president of Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Directors for 10 years. Member of American Legion, VFW, and various commodity and farm organizations.

Birth and Residence

Born in 1929 in Palo Alto County. Resides in Emmetsburg.

Family Members

Wife, Kay; six children, five stepchildren, 24 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.