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Leo Hobson Elthon
Birth: Jun. 9, 1898
Fertile
Worth County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1967
Mason City
Cerro Gordo County
Iowa, USA

Iowa Governor. He attended Augsburg Seminary Minneapolis, Iowa State Teachers College, and Hamilton's University. He taught athletics at Clear Lake (1918-19) and was principal at Fertile High School in 1920. He was a member of the Iowa State Senate, (1932-52). In 1952, he was elected as a Republican Lieutenant Governor Iowa and after Governor William S. Beardsley was killed in a car accident in November 1954, he was appointed the 34th Governor of Iowa, serving until 1955 and returned to his duties of Lieutenant Governor, until 1957. During his tenure as Governor, he commuted the life sentences of 17 penal institution inmates, accelerated a road building program, a revision of school reorganization laws, enhanced highway safety and increased unemployment insurance and workers compensation. He then served as Mayor of Fertile, Iowa (195863) and again in the Iowa State Senate, (196365). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Synneva Sophia Hjelmeland Elthon (1896 - 1963)*
 
 Children:
  David Lee Elthon (1929 - 1994)*
  Ruth Elthon Nelson (1930 - 2009)*
  Alan Andrew Elthon (1932 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brush Point Cemetery
Hanlontown
Worth County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 04, 2003
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