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FALKENHAINER, Charles. (Guttenberg, IA, November 26, 1875--Dubuque, IA, Dec. 4, 1949). A graduate of the BAYLESS BUSINESS COLLEGE in 1893, Falkenhainer then attended and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy as doctor in pharmacy in 1899. This class was the first to complete the three-year course in pharmacy. Falkenhainer entered business in Dubuque, Iowa, July 1, 1899.

He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Wilson, deceased, of Oelwein, as pharmacy commissioner on May 1, 1917 by Governor Harding. He was appointed for a full term May 1, 1919. Falkenhainer served as secretary of the Iowa State Rexall Club and was one of the vice presidents of the National Association Boards of Pharmacy. He was the acting president over district No. 4, which included Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North and South Dakota. He was elected one of five members on the executive committee of the northwestern pharmacy bureau which handled drug legislation for the entire northwestern states.