- Existence: 1924-
Patrica Pardun was born in Independence, Iowa on October 23, 1924 to Allen and Mattice Smith. She attended the University of Dubuque for one year and the University of Iowa for two years. She was elected to her first political post, precinct committeewoman of Harrison Township in Benton Count, Iowa in 1953. In 1954 she became vice-chair of the Benton County Republican Party. Pardun held this post until becoming a member of the Republican State Central committee in 1959. In 1967, Patricia Pardun was elected vice-chair of the Republican State Central Committee, a position she held until February 1973. She served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1968, 1972, and 1976. During and after her years in office,Patricia Pardun was very active in Republican women's organizations, Farm Bureau women's organizations, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Parent Teacher Association.