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Karl Miles Le Compte

Karl Miles Le Compte (May 25, 1887 - September 30, 1972) was a ten-term Republican U.S. Representative from south-central Iowa. He won ten consecutive races from 1938 to 1956, before choosing not to run again in 1958.

Background

  • Born in Corydon, Iowa, Le Compte attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1909.

  • Education

    • Le Compte attended the public schools.

      Le Compte graduated from the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1909.

    Career

    • In 1910 he became owner and publisher of the Corydon Times-Republican. In 1916, at age 29, he won election to the Iowa Senate, becoming its youngest member. In 1918, during the First World War served as a private in the medical detachment of United States General Hospital No. 26, but did not serve overseas. His service in the Senate ended in 1921.

    Major achievements

    • The Congressman was honored by his family and hometown friends when the Corydon Public Library was named after him in 1977.

    Politics

    When Republican U.S. Representative Lloyd Thurston ran for the U.S. Senate in 1938, Le Compte ran for his seat in Iowa's 5th congressional district. In a successful bid for the Republican nomination in the primary, his advertisements stressed that he was "inalterably opposed to the New Deal Program of waste and extravagance."

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Membership

    • the Iowa Historical Society , United States

    • Sigma Delta Chi , United States of America

    • Sigma Delta Kappa , United States of America

    • Phi Theta Pi , United States of America

    • Mason and Elk. , United States of America

    Personality

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    Politics, editing

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    Karl Miles Le Compte
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    Born May 25, 1887
    Died September 30, 1972
    (aged 85)
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    • November 30, 1909
      University of Iowa
    • 1917 - 1921
      member, State senate
      the United States
    • 1918 - 1918
      private, United States General Hospital Northern 26
      United States
    • 1939 - 1958
      chairman, Committee on House Administration
      United States
    • January, 1939 - January 3, 1959
      Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses
      United States
    • 1959 - 1972
      editor, the Corydon Times-Republican
      United States

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      • Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses
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      • The Congressman was honored by his family and hometown friends when the Corydon Public Library was named after him in 1977.
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