Karl Miles Le Compte Edit Profile
Le Compte attended the public schools.
Le Compte graduated from the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1909.
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.
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."
November 30, 1909
1917 - 1921
1918 - 1918
1939 - 1958
January, 1939 - January 3, 1959
1959 - 1972