Beryl F. Carroll

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Beryl F. Carroll
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Carroll in 1912
20th Governor of Iowa
In office
January 14, 1909 – January 16, 1913
Lieutenant George W. Clarke
Preceded by Warren Garst
Succeeded by George W. Clarke
18th State Auditor of Iowa
In office
Preceded by Frank Merriam
Succeeded by John L. Bleakly
Member of the Iowa Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1860-03-15)March 15, 1860
Davis County, Iowa
Died December 16, 1939(1939-12-16) (aged 79)
Bloomfield, Iowa
Political party Republican

Beryl Franklin Carroll (March 15, 1860 – December 16, 1939) was the 20th Governor of Iowa from 1909 to 1913. He was the first native-born governor of Iowa.


Carroll was born in Davis County, Iowa; he graduated from the Missouri State Normal School (now Truman State University) in 1884. He worked as a livestock dealer, teacher, and newspaper publisher. He was a member of the Iowa Senate (1895–98), postmaster of Bloomfield, Iowa (1898–1903), and Iowa state auditor (1903–09). He was elected Governor in 1908 and reelected in 1910. On November 30, 1910, Governor Carroll was hailed as a hero for entering a burning building in Des Moines and retrieving a trunk containing valuable property. After leaving office, Carroll worked in the life insurance business in Des Moines. He died in Bloomfield, Iowa, and was buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bloomfield, Iowa.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Merriam
State Auditor of Iowa
Succeeded by
John L. Bleakly
Preceded by
Warren Garst
Governor of Iowa
Succeeded by
George W. Clarke