Posted by: Diane Langton/SourceMedia Group News | July 10, 2009

Making politics elegant?

Corrine Shover, whose memoriam ran in today’s paper, will be remembered by many Cedar Rapids baby boomers as a decades-long  source of grace and fashion.

An interesting article ran on Nov. 5, 1972, that reported on Mrs. Shover’s foray into politics:

SOMETHING DIFFERENT is in the offing this afternoon for voters in the 12th senatorial district embracing all or parts of Jones, Cedar, Jackson, Clinton and Scott counties. Barbara Marian of West Branch, the Democratic candidate running against Senate Republican Leader Clifton Lamborn (R-Maquoketa), will be hostess at a fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tipton State bank in Tipton. Corrine Shover, who has her own finishing school and modeling agency in Cedar Rapids, is scripting and narrating the show in which the models will be such personages as Mrs. John Culver and Mrs. Dick Clark, wives of the Democratic candidates for Second district congressman and U. S. senator. There’s been one concession to males. Tom Finley of the Iowa City “Sundance” group will play the guitar.

Here is a Corrine Shover ad from June 1964:

corrine shover


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