John L. Bascom

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John L. Bascom
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Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the Dickinson County (97th) district
In office
January 8, 1907 – January 12, 1913
Personal details
Born November 6, 1860
Farmersburg, Iowa
Died January 1, 1950
Resting place Okoboji Cemetery, Arnolds Park, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Winifred Yorker
Residence Milford, Iowa
Alma mater Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University)
Occupation lawyer
Profession law, real estate

John Luman Bascom (November 6, 1860 – January 1, 1950) was born in Farmersburg, Iowa, the son of John Sanburn Bascom and Phoebe Spencer. He was an Iowan lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected three times to the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the Dickinson County district (House District 97)[1] and serving from January 8, 1907 to January 12, 1913.[2] He was educated at the Northern Indiana Normal School (now Valparaiso University) in Valparaiso, Indiana, studying science and law. He was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1888 and worked in law and real estate. He married Winifred Yorker in 1904, from which union produced four children, three daughters and one son. Bascom is buried at the Okoboji Cemetery in Arnolds Park, Iowa.


  1. ^ "Iowa House Districts 1907-1964" (PDF). Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "John Bascom". The Iowa Legislature. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2010. 
† Appears to be a reproduction of the relevant records from the Iowa Official Register, produced biannually by the Iowa Secretary of State, though not attributed as such on the site.