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OETH, Robert

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Campaign card for Robert Oeth. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
Oeth, Robert. (Dubuque, IA, Oct. 6, 1921--Des Moines, IA, Nov. 24, 1989). A graduate of the Drake University College of Law, Oeth began the practice of law in Dubuque in October 1949.

He served as a state representative from January 1, 1951 until December 31, 1952 and subsequently served as county attorney from January 1, 1953 through December 31, 1962. Oeth practiced law in Des Moines until his retirement in 1989.