Beryl F. Carroll
|Beryl F. Carroll|
Carroll in 1912
|20th Governor of Iowa|
January 14, 1909 – January 16, 1913
|Lieutenant||George W. Clarke|
|Preceded by||Warren Garst|
|Succeeded by||George W. Clarke|
|Member of the Iowa Senate|
March 15, 1860|
Davis County, Iowa
|Died||December 16, 1939
Beryl Franklin Carroll (March 15, 1860 – December 16, 1939) was the 20th Governor of Iowa from 1909 to 1913.
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.
Governor Carroll is mentioned in passing by Mayor Shinn in The Music Man.
Governor Beryl F. Carroll was the first governor born in the state of Iowa.
- National Governors Association profile
- "Gov. Carroll A Fire Hero. Plunges Into Burning House and Rescues a Woman's Trunk". New York Times. December 1, 1910. Retrieved 2008-08-10., The New York Times, Dec. 1, 1910
|Governor of Iowa
George W. Clarke