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Berkley Bedell papers

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Identifier: RS 21/7/29
Abstract Berkley Warren Bedell, a native of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was a six-time Democratic Congressman (1975-1987) from Iowa's sixth district. Bedell attended Iowa State University briefly (1940-1942) before joining the United States Army (1942-1945) where he served as first lieutenant and flight trainer. In 1945, he returned to Spirit Lake and started Berkley and Company, an international fishing equipment business. In Congress, Bedell's interests included agriculture, commerce, and foreign relations....
Dates: circa 1960s-1986

Thomas Cooper Evans papers

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Identifier: RS 21/7/102
Abstract Thomas Cooper “Cooper” Evans (1924-2005) was a three-term Republican U.S. Representative (1981-1987) from Iowa’s third congressional district. He was also a farmer, engineer, and member of the military. Evans graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. (1949) in mechanical engineering and a M.S. (1955) in civil engineering. He served in the United States Army Infantry (1943-1946) and in the Corps of Engineers as lieutenant colonel (1949-1965). During his time in Congress, he served on...
Dates: 1970s-2005