SCHWENGEL, Frederick Delbert, (1906 - 1993)


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SCHWENGEL, Frederick Delbert, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm near Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa, May 28, 1906; attended the rural schools in West Fork Township and high schools in Chapin and Sheffield, Iowa; graduated from Northeast Missouri Teachers College at Kirksville, 1930; attended the State University of Iowa graduate school 1933-1935; athletic coach and instructor of history and political science in public schools of Shelbina and Kirksville, Mo., 1930-1937; engaged in the insurance business in Davenport, Iowa, 1937-1954; served in the Missouri National Guard 1929-1936; member of the State house of representatives 1945-1955; member, Iowa Development Commission, 1949-1955; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-ninth Congress in 1964; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; founder and president, Capitol Historical Society, 1962-1993; founder and president, Republican Heritage Foundation; died on April 1, 1993, in Arlington, Va.; interment in Memorial Park, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.


Bibliography

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Fred Schwengel, Republican Representative from Iowa. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.