The Iowa House and Senate held its annual memorial service for legislators who passed away in the last year. Among those remembered was my longtime friend and mentor, former state Senate president and U.S. Congressman Leonard Boswell. . .
The following is the tribute to Congressman Boswell as read on the floor of the Senate . . .
"Boswell devoted much of his life to public service. After leaving Congress, Leonard served on the Iowa Transportation Commission, Board of Trustees of Graceland University, the Concord Coalition and Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission — to name a few.