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Dennis H. Black

Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 21st district
29th (1995-2003)
Assumed office 
January 9, 1995
Preceded by William Dialeman

Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 58th district
71th (1983-1993)
In office
1983 – January 9, 1995
Preceded by Janet Carl
Succeeded by Danny Carroll

Born December 18, 1939 (1939-12-18) (age 70)
Randolph, Nebraska
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Faun Stewart
Children 3 children
Residence Grinnell, Iowa
Alma mater Utah State University
Occupation Conservationist
Website Black's website

Dennis H. Black (born December 18, 1939) is a Democratic politician, representing the 21st District in the Iowa Senate since 1995. He received his B.S. in Forest Management and M.S. in Natural Resources Economics from Utah State University.

Black currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Agriculture committee; the Appropriations committee; the Natural Resources committee; the State Government committee; the Veterans Affairs committee; and the Environment & Energy Independence committee, where he is chair. He also serves as vice chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. His prior political experience includes serving as a representative in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1982-1994.

Black was last re-elected in 2006 with 13,486 votes (56%), defeating Republican opponent Tim Morgan.[1]


  1. ^ Dennis Black Iowa State Legislature

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Janet Carl
71st District
1983 – 1993
Succeeded by
Tom Baker
Preceded by
Steven Grubbs
58th District
1993 – 1995
Succeeded by
Danny Carroll
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
William Dialeman
29th District
1995 – 2003
Succeeded by
Nancy Boettger
Preceded by
Patrick Deluhery
21st District
2003 – present
Succeeded by


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