Dennis Black

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Dennis H. Black
Dennis Black - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 15th district
29th (1995–2003)
In office
January 9, 1995 – January 11, 2015
Preceded byWilliam Dialeman
Succeeded byChaz Allen
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 58th district
71st (1983–1993)
In office
1983 – January 9, 1995
Preceded byJanet Carl
Succeeded byDanny Carroll
Personal details
Born (1939-12-18) December 18, 1939 (age 79)
Randolph, Nebraska
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Faun Stewart
Children3 children
ResidenceGrinnell, Iowa
Alma materUtah State University
WebsiteBlack's website

Dennis H. Black (born December 18, 1939) was a Democratic politician, representing the 15th District in the Iowa Senate from 1995 to 2015. He received his B.S. in Forest Management and M.S. in Natural Resources Economics from Utah State University.

Black currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Agriculture committee; the Appropriations committee; the Natural Resources committee; the State Government committee; the Veterans Affairs committee; and the Environment & Energy Independence committee, where he is chair. He also serves as vice chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. His prior political experience includes serving as a representative in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1982 to 1994.

Black was last re-elected in 2006 with 13,486 votes (56%), defeating Republican opponent Tim Morgan.[1]


  1. ^ Dennis Black Archived July 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Iowa State Legislature

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Janet Carl
71st District
1983 – 1993
Succeeded by
Tom Baker
Preceded by
Steven Grubbs
58th District
1993 – 1995
Succeeded by
Danny Carroll
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
William Dialeman
29th District
1995 – 2003
Succeeded by
Nancy Boettger
Preceded by
Patrick Deluhery
21st District
2003 – 2012
Succeeded by
Matt McCoy
Preceded by
Robert Dvorsky
15th District
2012 – 2015
Succeeded by
Chaz Allen