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Charles Laverty papers

Identifier: RS 21/7/69

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Scope and Content

This collection (1965-1974, undated) contains files relating to Charles Laverty's work on environmental issues and land use during his service in the Iowa state legislature. The materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, and background information.


  • 1965-1974, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Charles Owen Laverty was born in Indianola, Iowa, on 16 April 1916. He was the son of Charlie and Bertha Laverty. He attended Indianola schools and Simpson College prior to earning a B.S. (1940) in dairy husbandry from Iowa State College (University).

Laverty was a farmer who also operated farm-chemical sales and commercial spraying businesses. He was the owner and president of Laverty Sprayers, Laverty Elevator, and Laverty Supply.

He represented Marion, Monroe, and Warren counties in the Iowa State Senate (1969-1972). During his two terms as state senator, he headed two environmental preservation study committees which produced several innovations which were later enacted into state law, including the establishment of the Chemical Technology Review Board, the Department of Environmental Quality, and a soil conservancy measure. Laverty was also a member of the Land Use Policies Study Committee.

He married Irene Upton in 1946. They had two children: Becky and David. Charles Laverty died 10 June 1995.


2.6 Linear Feet (2 records center cartons)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Physical Location

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives at least 3 working days in advance.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/69. Charles Laverty papers, 1965-1974, undated
July 1, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672