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1943-1945, Bourke B. Hickenlooper


1943-1945, Bourke B. Hickenlooper



Bourke B. Hickenlooper, a Linn County republican, was born in Blockton, Iowa on July 21, 1896. He was the son of Nathan O. and Margaret A. Hickenlooper both of whom were born in Taylor County, Iowa. He was a graduate of the Iowa State University Department of Industrial Science and of the Iowa Law School of the University of Iowa. He entered the practice of law in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1922. He served 21 months in the US Army during WWI, a portion of which was spent overseas with the 339th Field Artillery. Hickenlooper married Verna B. Bensch in 1927 and they had two children. He was a member of the Consistory and Shrine, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Loyal Order of Moose, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreigrn Wars. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He served Linn County in the House of Representatives for two terms, was Lt. Governor 1939-1943, Governor 1943-1945, and US Senator 1945-1969.


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