W. L. Mooty

William Lewis Mooty (May 23, 1906 – June 16, 1992),[1] known as W. L. Mooty, was an American Republican politician, farmer, and lawyer who served as the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1961 until 1965.

W. L. Mooty
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36th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
In office
January 12, 1961 – January 17, 1965
GovernorNorman A. Erbe
Harold Hughes
Preceded byEdward J. McManus
Succeeded byRobert D. Fulton
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
Personal details
Born(1906-05-23)May 23, 1906
Grundy County, Iowa, U.S.
DiedJune 16, 1992(1992-06-16) (aged 86)
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionFarmer, Lawyer

Born in Grundy County, Iowa, Mooty served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Mooty received his bachelors and law degrees from University of Iowa. He practiced law and managed his farm. Mooty served on the Grundy Center, Iowa city council and in the Iowa House of Representatives. He later served as Lieutenant Governor of Iowa under Norman A. Erbe and Harold E. Hughes.[2]


  1. ^ United States Social Security Death Index
  2. ^ Iowa Legislators Past and Present- William Lewis Mooty
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward J. McManus
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
Succeeded by
Robert D. Fulton