Richard Redman Obituary

Richard E. Redman
Richard E. Redman

September 5, 1938 - August 31, 2003
Born in Elko, NV
Resided in Carlisle, IA

Obituary

Richard E. Redman departed this world the evening of Sunday, August, 31, 2003. He died at Mercy Hospital of heart failure complicated by a severe bacterial infection. Born September 5, 1938 in Elko, Nevada to Corwin and Mary Redman, Dick relocated to Iowa at the age of two to the family farm near Leighton. He attended Greeley Country School and Kemper Military Institute and graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1956. In his youth, he raised champion polled Hereford cattle. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1960 with a B.A. in Political Science.

Following his graduation, Redman entered Republican politics and became a nationally-know political strategist and fund-raiser for the party. In 1960, he joined the staff of the Republican State Central Committee as Executive Secretary of the Young Republicans of Iowa. He also served as Organization Director and as Finance Director of Iowa Republicans. In 1967 he was named Executive Director of the Republican Central Committee. In 1969, Redman formed Redman Resources, a political fund-raising firm that focused exclusively on Republican political campaigns. He presented numerous political fund-raising seminars throughout the country and authored several publications on the subject.

Redman was instrumental in several election campaigns, including those of former governors Ray and Brandstad. He was also well-known and active in the national political scene, including staffing and advising presidential campaigns of Howard Baker, George H.W. Bush, and Lamar Alexander. He launched his own campaign for 1984 primary election to represent the 5th District of Iowa in the United States House of Representatives.

In 1978, Redman joined The Mid-America Group of West Des Moines as Vice President of Marketing. He retired in 1997. He served on several boards of directors and committees, including Planned Parenthood of Mid-Iowa, the Iowa Arthritis Foundation, the Des Moines Council on Foreign Relations, William Penn College, the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, and the committee to appropriate Glen Grover Herrick's bequest to the State of Iowa. He was an avid fisherman, jazz enthusiast, gardener and traveler. He enjoyed spending time with his family and numerous friends across the country.

Redman is survived by Jeanette, his wife of 34 years; daughter, Jackie Redman and granddaughters, Rebecca and Elise Keller of Baltimore, MD; and daughter, Stephanie Redman and son-in-law, Patrick Preston of Washington, D.C.

The family plans a graveside memorial service at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 8 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation.

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Services

MEMORIAL GRAVESIDE SERVICE
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Oskaloosa, IA US
Monday, September 8, 2003
1:00 PM

Charities

University of Iowa Foundation
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550
PLEASE DIRECT MEMORIALS TO THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC OPPORTUNITY FUND OR THE MEN'S OR WOMEN'S GOLF DEVELOPMENT FUND