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Governor of Iowa , Corporation executive

Herschel Cellel Loveless, American Former governor of Iowa, corporation executive. Chairman Council Former governments; candidate for government of Iowa, 1952, for United States Senate, 1960.


Loveless, Herschel Cellel was born on May 5, 1911 in Hedrick, Iowa, United States. Son of David H. and Ethel (Beaver) Loveless.


Graduated from the high school.


With, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway, 1927-1939, 44-47;with, John Morrell & Company, Ottumwa, Iowa., 1939-1944;superintendent streets, City of Ottumwa, 1947-1949;mayor, City of Ottumwa, 1949-1953;owner, manager, Municipal Equipment Company, Ottumwa, 1953-1956;governor, State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1957-1960;appointed to, Federal Renegotiation Board, Washington, 1961-1969;vice president, Chromalloy American Corporation, Washington, 1969-1978. Vice Chairman of the Board E. Bruce Harrison Company, from 1978. Board directors Inter Technology/Solar Corporation.


  • When elected governor in 1956, Loveless was only the fourth Democrat to win Iowa's gubernatorial seat since the Civil War.


The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Chairman Council Former governments. Candidate for government of Iowa, 1952, for United States Senate, 1960.


Married Amelia R. Howard, October 1, 1933. Children: Alan K., Sandi A. Loveless Yates.

David H. Loveless

Ethel (Beaver) Loveless

Amelia R. Howard

Alan K. Loveless

Sandi A. Loveless Yates Loveless