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John L. Bascom

American politician

Died when: 89 years 56 days (1069 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

John L. Bascom

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) and serving from January 8, 1907, to January 12, 1913.

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.


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