Herman Quirmbach

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Herman C. Quirmbach
Herman C. Quirmbach - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Preceded by Joe Bolkcom
Personal details
Born (1950-10-06) October 6, 1950 (age 66)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Political party Democrat
Residence Ames, Iowa
Alma mater Harvard University (B.A.)
Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.)
Occupation Associate Professor of Economics
Website Quirmbach's website

Herman C. Quirmbach, Ph.D. (born October 6, 1950) is the Iowa State Senator from the 23rd District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003 and served on the Ames City Council from 1995 to 2003. He received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University, the Ph.D. in 1983, and is an associate professor of economics at Iowa State University. [1]

Quirmbach currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Education committee; the Human Resources committee; the Judiciary committee; and the Ways and Means committee; and the Local Government committee, where he is chair. He also serves as vice chair of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

Quirmbach was re-elected in 2006 with 11,782 votes (57%), defeating Republican opponent Linda Livingston. [2]

Quirmbach and Roger Y. Tsien, an American biochemist and Nobel Laureate, were roommates during their freshman year.[1]


  1. ^ "Harvard Alumni Win Nobel Prize | News | The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 

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Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Joe Bolkcom
23rd District
January 13, 2003 – present
Succeeded by