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Terry E. Branstad

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Office Dates:  Jan 14, 2011 - , Jan 13, 1983 - Jan 14, 1999

Address: State Capitol

Des Moines,



Phone 515/ 281-5211


Address: Office of State-Federal Relations
State of Iowa
400 North Capitol Street – Suite 359




Phone 202/624-5479


NGA Chair

Born:  Nov 17, 1946

Birth State:  Iowa

Party:  Republican

Spouse:  Christine Branstad

Family:  Married Chris Branstad; three children

School(s):  University of Iowa; Drake University Law School

Military Service:  Army

Terry Branstad was sworn in as governor of Iowa on January 14, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 13, 2015.

Branstad is Iowa’s longest-serving governor, serving in office from 1983 to 1999. He became Iowa’s lieutenant governor in 1978 and was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1972, 1974 and 1976.

Recently, Branstad served as president of Des Moines University. Under Branstad’s leadership, the university became the first college in the U.S. to receive the “Platinum Level of Recognition” from the Wellness Council of America.

He and his wife, Chris, have three children and six grandchildren.