Beryl F. Carroll, Governor

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Beryl Franklin Carroll

Birthplace: Davis County, Iowa, United States
Death: December 16, 1939 (79)
Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, United States
Place of Burial: Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Willis Carroll; Willys Carroll; Christena (Dodson) Carroll and Christena Wright
Husband of Jennie Carroll (Dodson)
Father of Jean Carroll and Paul Carroll

Occupation: State Auditor, Governor Iowa 1909-1913
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About Beryl F. Carroll, Governor

Beryl Franklin Carroll (March 15, 1860 – December 16, 1939) was the 20th Governor of Iowa from 1909 to 1913.


Carroll was born in Davis County, Iowa; he graduated from the Missouri State Normal School (now Truman State University) in 1884. He worked as a livestock dealer, teacher, and newspaper publisher. He was a member of the Iowa Senate (1895–98), postmaster of Bloomfield, Iowa (1898–1903), and Iowa state auditor (1903–09). He was elected Governor in 1908 and reelected in 1910. On November 30, 1910, Governor Carroll was hailed as a hero for entering a burning building in Des Moines and retrieving a trunk containing valuable property. After leaving office, Carroll worked in the life insurance business in Des Moines. He died in Bloomfield, Iowa, and was buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bloomfield, Iowa.


Governor Carroll is mentioned in passing by Mayor Shinn in the The Music Man.

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Beryl F. Carroll, Governor's Timeline

March 15, 1860
Davis County, Iowa, United States
June 25, 1901
December 16, 1939
Age 79
Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, United States
Odd Fellows Cemetery, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, United States