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Herring, Clyde L.



  • Existence: 1879-1945


Clyde LaVerne Herring was born on May 3, 1879, in Jackson, Michigan. He was part of Company D, 3rd Michigan Regiment during the Spanish-American War. After trying his hand at ranching in Colorado and farming in Iowa, Herring entered the automobile business in Atlantic, Iowa in 1908, and in 1910, he moved his business to Des Moines. As a member of the Iowa National Guard Herring was stationed on the Mexican border during WWI. In the early 1920s, Herring was the Iowa Democratic Party's unsuccessful candidate for the offices of governor and senator. However, in 1932, he defeated the incumbent governor, Dan Turner. He won a second term, again defeating Turner. As governor through the worst of the Great Depression, Herring ordered a moratorium on foreclosures and signed a law to help banks that were in danger of closing. Iowa next elected Herring to the U.S. Senate where he began his term in 1937. Losing his bid for reelection in 1942, Herring worked as a senior administrator in the Office of Price Administration for most of 1943. Returning to his automobile business in Des Moines, Iowa, Clyde L. Herring died on September 15, 1945.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Clyde L. Herring Papers

Identifier: MsC0068

Governor and U.S. Senator from Iowa. The papers primarily consist of political speeches and correspondence on topics ranging from neutrality to the Democratic conventions.

Dates: 1931-1942; Majority of material found within 1933-1937