DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Lt. Gov. Arthur Neu died Friday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He was 81.
Gov. Branstad released a statement after the passing of Neu.
“Iowa lost a dedicated public servant today with the passing of Art Neu,” said Gov. Branstad. “I had the honor of succeeding Art as lieutenant governor of Iowa. Art’s passion for his home community of Carroll was always evident. I offer my deepest condolences to his family.”
Neu served as lieutenant governor of Iowa from 1973-1979. Prior to being elected lieutenant governor, Neu served in the State Senate from 1967-1972. He served on the Iowa Board of Regents from 1979-1985 and as Mayor of Carroll, Iowa, from 1982-1985. In Carroll, the airport and a street are named after him.