|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 4th district
January 1965 – January 1967
|Preceded by||John Henry Kyl|
|Succeeded by||John Henry Kyl|
|Born||January 25, 1922
Monroe County, Iowa, United States
|Died||October 23, 1995
|Alma mater||University of Michigan Law School|
Born in Monroe County, Iowa, Bandstra attended New Sharon High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945, then returned to Iowa. He graduated in 1950 from Central College in Pella, Iowa, then received a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1953. Returning to Iowa for private practice, he served as County Attorney for Marion County, Iowa from 1955 to 1959. He then served on the staff of Democratic United States Representative Neal Edward Smith of Iowa from 1959 to 1964.
Bandstra served only one term. Kyl regained his seat from Bandstra in 1966, and held off another challenge from Bandstra in 1968.
Bandstra died on October 23, 1995, in Pella. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery in Pella.
- Bert Bandstra at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 2011
- "Bert Bandstra". Find a Grave. Retrieved May 2011.
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