The Republicsons Party was a very conservative
political party that ran a slate of candidates in
Iowa in 1954. It was formed on 8/4/1954
(Council Bluffs Nonpareil, 8/5/1954).
Because the name of the party was so
similar to the Republican Party, a few thousand
votes were invalidated because the canvassers
noted that straight ticket Republicans also voted
for the Republicsons candidates. The state
legislature passed a law in 1955 that prevented a
new political party from choosing a name so
similar to that of a major party.
Republicsons Political Organization statewide
For US Senator: Ernest J. Seemann of Waterloo
For Governor: Howard H. Tyler of Evansdale
For Secretary of State: Esther V. Seemann of