VINCENT, Earl W. (1886-1953)

VINCENT, EARL W., a Representative from Iowa; born in Washington County, near Keota, Iowa, March 27, 1886; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Keota High School in 1904, from Monmouth (Ill.) College in 1909, and from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Guthrie Center, Iowa; prosecuting attorney of Guthrie County 1919-1922; member of the Iowa house of representatives 1923-1927; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. Green and served from June 4, 1928, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Guthrie Center, Iowa; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1930; appointed judge of the fifth judicial district of Iowa in February 1945, and served until his death in Guthrie Center, Iowa, May 22, 1953; interment in Union Cemetery.

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1929-1953, 0.5 linear foot.
The papers of Earl W. Vincent consist of only five folders. There are two folders of correspondence (one of which concentrates on his appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court); one folder of newspaper clippings dating from 1929 to 1953; a folder of speeches and notes, and finally; one that includes his legislative voting record.