World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Warren Garst

Article Id: WHEBN0011387198
Reproduction Date:

Title: Warren Garst  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Coon Rapids, Iowa, List of Governors of Iowa, Albert B. Cummins, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Warren Garst

Warren Garst
19th Governor of Iowa
In office
November 24, 1908 – January 14, 1909
Preceded by Albert B. Cummins
Succeeded by Beryl F. Carroll
Personal details
Born December 4, 1850
Dayton, Ohio
Died October 5, 1924 (aged 73)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) (1) Elizabeth Johnson

(2) Clara H. Clark

Profession Politician
[1][2][3]

Warren Garst (December 4, 1850 – October 5, 1924) was an American politician, Iowa State Senator, a member of the Republican Party, the 21st Lieutenant Governor, and the 19th Governor of Iowa.[1]

Biography

Warren Garst was born to Dr. Michael Garst and Marie Louise Morrison in Dayton, Ohio.[4] At age 8 he and his family moved to Illinois. At age 19 he moved to Iowa to start his business career.[2] He and his brother went to Coon Rapids, Iowa to open a general store called "The Garst Store". He later co-founded Iowa Savings Bank in Coon Rapids.[1]

Garst and Elizabeth Johnson had one child, Ada Belle Garst. He was later married to Clara H. Clark and had two children: Louise Garst and Warren Carroll Garst Jr.[3]

Garst started his political career when he became a member of the Iowa Senate. He served in the 25th through 31st General Assemblies.[1] He was nominated for lieutenant governor at the Republican Convention in 1906 and was inaugurated on January 17, 1907. When Governor Albert B. Cummins was elected into the United States Senate he was elevated to the position of Governor of Iowa.[2] During his short time as governor he carried out the Cummins administration's policies.[1] When his term ended he was urged to run for a full term as governor. He lost to State Auditor Beryl F. Carroll by 25,000 votes.[2]

He died on October 5, 1924 and was buried at the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.[1]

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Albert B. Cummins
Governor of Iowa
1908–1909
Succeeded by
Beryl F. Carroll

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.