The Baldwin Gang of Iowa
City in 1924
Bird Wilbur (Bo), Twins Jervas
and Alan (Dad), Patricia
Al and Jervas at around
2 years old. Since the boys were twins, they were nicknamed "Nip"
and "Tuck" because the doctor said it was nip and tuck
as to which one was firstborn. They were born May 13, 1916 in
Alan Baldwin (my father)
graduated from University High School in Iowa City in June 1934.
He had been orphaned at age 11 and was raised by his guardian
Hannah Wellman and her two daughters Rowena and Beth. Al's father,
Dr. Bird Thomas Baldwin was a child psychologist at the University
of Iowa. Dr. Baldwin created the Child Welfare Reasearch Station.
My father received a degree in Electrical Engineering from the
University in 1938.
As a young man, Al's
main interests were tinkering with old cars and radios and riding
Indian motorcycles across the Midwest.