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 byJoe Bolkcom
Personal details
Born (1950-10-06) October 6, 1950 (age 68)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Political partyDemocrat
ResidenceAmes, Iowa
Alma materHarvard University (B.A.)
Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.)
OccupationAssociate Professor of Economics
WebsiteQuirmbach's website

Herman Charles Quirmbach (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. being 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, the latter of which was an American biochemist and Nobel Laureate, were roommates during their freshman year.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.econ.iastate.edu/people/faculty/facWebPage.asp?page=gen&fac=37
  2. ^ http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/GenOffResults.pdf
  3. ^ "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