William Corwin Stuart

Personal

Birthday: 
4/28/1920
Birthplace: 
Knoxville, IA
Date of Death: 
8/12/2010
Place of Death: 
Chariton, IA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade, Air Corps, 1943-1945
Private practice, Chariton, Iowa, 1946-1962
City attorney, Chariton, Iowa, 1947-1949
State senator, Iowa, 1953-1961
Justice, Iowa Supreme Court, 1962-1971

Education

Name of School: 
University of Iowa
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1941
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1942

Judicial Career

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

Iowa Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/1/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
4/30/1986
Termination Date: 
8/12/2010
Termination Reason: 
Death
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