Martin Joseph Wade

Personal

Birthday: 
10/20/1861
Birthplace: 
Burlington, VT
Date of Death: 
4/16/1931
Place of Death: 
Los Angeles, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Iowa City, Iowa, 1886-1893, 1905-1915
Faculty, State University of Iowa, 1890-1903; lecturer in law, 1890-1894; professor of medical jurisprudence, 1894-1903
Judge, Iowa District Court, Eighth Judicial District, 1893-1902
U.S. representative from Iowa, 1903-1905

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: 
1886

Judicial Career

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

Iowa Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Woodrow Wilson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/3/1915
Termination Date: 
4/16/1931
Termination Reason: 
Death
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