Melvin D. Synhorst

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Synhorst in 1967

Melvin D. Synhorst (January 21, 1914 – March 28, 1999) was the Iowa Secretary of State from 1949 to 1965 and from 1967 to 1980. Elected on November 2, 1948 and on November 8, 1966, he was a native of Sioux County. Serving for the two years between his terms was Gary L. Cameron. Synhorst's second term ended at his resignation; he was replaced by Mary Jane Odell.[1] From 1959 to 1960, Synhorst was the president of the National Association of Secretaries of State.[2]

Synhorst's signature

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Office, Iowa Secretary of State, 2007. Accessed 2008-11-01.
  2. ^ Past Presidents, National Association of Secretaries of State, 2008, p. 8. Accessed 2008-11-01.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rolo H. Bergeson
Secretary of State of Iowa
1949–1965
Succeeded by
Gary L. Cameron
Preceded by
Gary L. Cameron
Secretary of State of Iowa
1967–1980
Succeeded by
Mary Jane Odell