SCHERLE, William Joseph, a Representative from Iowa; born in Little Falls, Herkimer County,
N.Y., March 14, 1923; graduated from St. Marys Academy New York, N.Y.;
attended Southern Methodist University of Dallas, Dallas, Tex., 1945-1947;
United States Navy, 1942-1946, United States Naval Reserve, 1947-1954;
assistant division manager with George D. Barnard Co., Dallas, Tex., 1947;
became a grain and livestock farmer, 1948; chair, Mills County Republican
Central committee, 1956-1964; member of the State house of representatives,
1960-1966; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for
reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; deputy administrator, United
States Department of Agriculture, 1975-1977; president of a consulting firm in
Washington, D.C., 1977-1987; died on August 27, 2003, in Council Bluffs, Iowa;
interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: William J. Scherle, Republican
Representative from Iowa. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,