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 Herschel Cellel Loveless

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Herschel Cellel Loveless

Birth
Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Death 4 May 1989 (aged 77)
Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 7951613 View Source
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Politician. 34th Governor of Iowa, 1957-1961, Mayor of Ottumwa, Iowa, 1949-1953. When elected governor in 1956, Loveless was only the fourth Democrat to win Iowa's gubernatorial seat since the Civil War. His ties to Iowa's growing labor movement and the state's urbanization helped to secure his victories in 1956 and 1958. During his years as governor, Loveless focused on issues such as flood control, mental health, and social services. He also promoted reapportionment to help redress the imbalance in rural-versus-urban representation in the state legislature. Loveless helped to align Iowa's Democratic Party more closely with its national counterpart. He died of lung cancer on May 4, 1989, just one day before his 78th birthday.

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