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Clem F. Kimball
Born August 11, 1868

KIMBALL, Clem F.—Lieutenant Governor, was born August 11, 1868, at Anamosa, Iowa. He attended the public schools of Anamosa until the spring of 1886, not quite finishing his high school course. He then entered the State College at Ames and took a mechanical engineering course, graduating in 1889. He engaged in engineering work and teaching until 1893, when he entered the University of Michigan, taking law and specializing in the literary department. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1895 and began the practice of law in October, 1895, at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
He was married to Caroll Williams of Wyoming, Iowa, in 1892. He is a member of the Congregational church, Masonic lodge, Knights of Pythias, Elks and several other organizations. He is also a member of the Country Club of Council Bluffs, and of the Lions Service Club.
In 1899 he was appointed assistant county attorney of Pottawattamie county and held the office for two terms. In 1906 he was elected city solicitor of the city of Council Bluffs and served three consecutive terms. In 1912 he was elected to the state senate and served in the 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th general assemblies. He has always been a republican in politics. He has two children, a boy practicing law with his father's firm and a girl in college. He has been an active practicing attorney in southwest Iowa, and is interested in farming operations in Monona and Madison counties.

Source: Iowa Official Register, 1927-1928; Biographies of Executive Branch
Submitted by: Sharyl Ferrall


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