Charles Almon Dewey

Personal

Birthday: 
9/11/1877
Birthplace: 
Washington, IA
Date of Death: 
3/2/1958
Place of Death: 
Des Moines, IA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Volunteers corporal, Spanish-American War
Private practice, Washington, Iowa, 1901-
City attorney, Washington, Iowa, 1905-1909
County attorney, Washington County, Iowa, 1909-1915
Judge, Iowa District Court, 1918-1928

Education

Name of School: 

University of Iowa College of Law

The highly competitive practice of law has a way of shaping a person. If you let it, it can and it will make you into a thing;...That thing the practice of law would make of you is ultimately what becomes of the once passionate, once idealistic, once hopeful, would-be world changer, who has become eroded by the routine, battering current of the practice, and who has failed to cultivate the ground cover that resists erosion of soul." For those of us in the world of work, whether as lawyers or not, tending to that initial force that drew us toward the study of law should be part of our thoughts and periodic reflections.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1901

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Court Name: 

Iowa Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Calvin Coolidge
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
1/31/1928
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/1/1949
Termination Date: 
3/2/1958
Termination Reason: 
Death
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