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1945-1949, Robert Donald Blue


1945-1949, Robert Donald Blue



Robert D. Blue, an Eagle Grove republican, was the son of Donald and Myrtle E. Blue. Governor Blue was born in Eagle Grove, Wright County, Iowa on September 24, 1898. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School, attended Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, Iowa and he graduated from the College of Law at Drake University in 1922. Blue married Cathlene Beale of Tama, Iowa and they had two children, Barbara and Donald. He served in the United States Army during World War I and was a member of the Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Consistory Shrine and other Masonic bodies, the Rotary, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta, and and the Moose Lodge. Blue was active in politics and served as the Wright County Attorney from 1924-1931, the Eagle Grove City Attorney 1932-1934, State Representative 1935-1943, House Floor Leader 1937-1941, Speaker of the House 1941-1943, and Lt. Governor 1943-1945.


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