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Trost, Ewald George



  • Existence: 1898-1972


Ewald George Trost was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1898. In 1913, he graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1918, Trost enlisted at Great Lakes Naval Training Station for duty during World War I, and was discharged the following year. Between 1920 and 1922, he graduated from the University of Denver, got married, and started his insurance agency in Fort Dodge. Trost served as the commander of the American Legion Post from 1924 to 1925, and was a drummer and assistant manager of the drum corps from 1924 to 1938. During this time, he was named national champion of the drum corps in 1926, and attended the American Legion national convention in Paris, France. Other positions of service included his membership on the Fort Dodge Board of Education in 1940, and his 1945 appointment to the Iowa State Conservation Commission, a position he was reappointed to in 1951. He served as chair of the commission in 1949, the same year he was appointed to the Iowa Natural Resources Council. He retired from these two positions in 1957. The Lions Club bestowed their Community Service Award upon Trost in 1955. He received the Golden Rule Award from the Kiwanis Club in 1966, the same year he became the project director of the Fort Dodge Neighborhood Youth Corps. Trost retired from his insurance business in 1960 and became a Republican candidate for State Representative from Webster County in 1962. He died in Fort Dodge in 1972.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ewald George Trost Papers

Identifier: MsC0278

Member of the Iowa State Conservation Commission. Subject folders and scrapbooks relating to conservation issues and the American Legion.

Dates: 1925-1972