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Warren Garst

Warren Garst, American governor. member Iowa Senate, 25th to 31st General Assemblies (chairman appropriation committee for 5 sessions).

Background

  • Garst, Warren was born on December 4, 1850 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Michael and Maria Lauri (Morrison) Garst.

  • Education

    • Self educated.

    Career

    • Removed with parents to Illinois, 1858. Entered mercantile business at Boone, Iowa, 1869, and later at Coon Rapids. Also farmer and banker.

      Member Iowa Senate, 25th to 31st General Assemblies (chairman appropriation committee for 5 sessions). Elected lieutenant governor of Iowa, November 1906, and became governor, November 25, 1908, on account of resignation of Governor Cummings (elected to the United States Senate). Term expired January 1, 1909.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Iowa Senate, 25th to 31st General Assemblies (chairman appropriation committee for 5 sessions).

    Connections

    • Married Clara H. Clark, November 27, 1889.
    • father: Michael Garst
    • mother: Maria Lauri (Morrison) Garst
    • spouse: Clara H. Clark
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    Born December 4, 1850
    Died October 5, 1924
    (aged 73)
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