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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
William B. Allison
Thomas R. Harkin
Bourke B. Hickenlooper
Charles Grassley
 
Iowa Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
President Pro Tempore: Albert B. Cummins

Republican Conference Chairman: William B. Allison

Republican Conference Secretary: William S. Kenyon

Republican Policy Committee Chairman: Bourke B. Hickenlooper

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry: Thomas R. Harkin

Finance: Charles E. Grassley

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Thomas R. Harkin

Senator William Allison, who chaired the Senate Committee on Appropriations from 1881 to 1893 and again from 1896 to 1908, established a record as the longest-serving chairman of a standing committee, almost twenty-five years.
 
Iowa Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: Dr. Norman E. Borlaug (Statuary Hall); Samuel Jordan Kirkwood by Vinnie Ream (Hall of Columns)

Busts:

Vice Presidents Collection: Henry A. Wallace by Jo Davidson (Senate wing, second floor, main corridor)

Frescos: Cession of Louisiana by Constantino Brumidi (Senate wing, first floor, north corridor

Portraits: William B. Allison by Willbur A. Reaser (Senate wing, second floor, main corridor); David B. Henderson by Freeman Thorp (House wing, second floor, Speaker's Lobby); James W. Good by John C. Johansen (House wing, H-217).

 
Unusual Facts
Senator Augustus C. Dodge represented Iowa during the Thirtieth to Thirty-third congresses, at the same time that his father, Henry Dodge, represented Wisconsin in the Senate during the Thirtieth to Thirty-fourth congresses. They were the only father and son to serve simultaneously in the Senate.
 
  

Party Abbreviations

Key to Political Party Abbreviations


Statuary Hall Collection

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol has statues donated by individual states.  Learn more about your state's statues.

Architect's Statuary Hall Web page


State Resources Web Sites

The Library of Congress maintains a State and Local Government Resource Page.

State election results must be certified by the State's Secretary.  The National Association of Secretaries of State maintains a list of their websites.