Mary Lou Freeman

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Mary Lou Freeman (Oct. 21, 1941 - Sep. 4, 2006) was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate.

Born as Mary Lou Hawkinson in Kandiyohi, Minnesota was elected to the Iowa State Senate in 1994 serving until 2002, and then served a term in the Iowa State House.


Freeman graduated from Willmar High School and later obtained her Bachelor's of Arts degree in elementary education from Gustavus Adolphus College.[1]


Freeman was a member of the following organizations:

  • Early Childhood Intervention Council; 1994
  • State Board of Health; 1986-1994
  • Maternal/ Child Health Advisory Council; 1988-1994
  • Medical Assistance Advisory Council; 1983-1985
  • St. Mark Lutheran Church, Storm Lake[1]


Freeman was the daughter of J. Martin and Luella Hawkinson. She had 4 children and 5 grandchildren.[1]



  1. ^ a b c "Senator Mary Lou Freeman General Assembly: 77 (01/13/1997 - 01/10/1999)". Iowa Legislator - Senator Mary Lou Freeman. Retrieved 6 December 2013.