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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,

IA

50319-0001


Phone 515/ 281-5211

Fax:515/281-6611

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

Washington,

DC

20001


Phone 202/624-5479

Fax:202/624-8189

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.