Mary Lou Freeman

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Mary Lou Freeman
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives from the 52nd district
In office
Member of the Iowa State Senate from the 5th district
In office
Personal details
Born Mary Lou Hawkinson
(1941-10-21)October 21, 1941
Kandiyohi, Minnesota
Died September 4, 2006(2006-09-04) (aged 64)
Alta, Iowa
Political party Republican
Children 4
Alma mater Gustavus Adolphus College
Religion Lutheran

Mary Lou Freeman (October 21, 1941 – September 4, 2006) was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate.

Born as Mary Lou Hawkinson in Kandiyohi, Minnesota, Freeman, a Republican, was elected twice to the Iowa State Senate from the 5th District serving from 1995–2003, and was then elected to two terms in the Iowa State House from the 52nd district, serving from 2003 until her death in 2006.[1]

Freeman died at her home in Alta, Iowa on September 4, 2006.[2]


Freeman graduated from Willmar High School and later obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Gustavus Adolphus College.[3]


Freeman was a member of the following organizations:

  • Early Childhood Intervention Council; 1994
  • State Board of Health; 1986–1994
  • Maternal/Child Health Advisory Council; 1988–1994
  • Medical Assistance Advisory Council; 1983–1985
  • St. Mark Lutheran Church, Storm Lake[3]


Freeman was the daughter of J. Martin and Luella Hawkinson. She had 4 children and 5 grandchildren.[3]


  1. ^ "Remembering a Life: Mary Lou Freeman". Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home. Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Mary Lou Freeman". Sioux City Journal. 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "Representative Mary Lou Freeman". Iowa Legislature. 
Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Patrick Shey
52nd District
Succeeded by
Gary Worthan