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Truman S. Stevens


Posted By: Allamakee co. Coordinator
Date: 3/4/2004 at 04:25:28

STEVENS, Truman S. -- Judge of the Supreme Court, was born in Tama county, Iowa, in 1868. Attended the public schools, the Guthrie county high school; graduated from the law department of the state university and in 1892 located at Hamburg, Fremont county, where he still resides. Was appointed judge of the fifteenth judicial district February 1, 1917, and to the supreme court May, 1917. Was elected to said office in 1918 and re-elected in 1922. Has held no other public office except that of county attorney of Fremont county for one term. Was married in 1893 to Miss Cora Patterson. They had one daughter born to them, Velma, who died December 14, 1910, at the age of thirteen.

-source: Iowa Official Register, 1927-1928.
-submitted by Sharyl Ferrall

-submitters note: Cora Patterson was born in Allamakee co. Iowa on August 7, 1867, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Patterson and Mary Jane (Laughlin) Patterson. Paternal grandparents were William H. Patterson & Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Patterson and maternal grandparents were John & Jane (Cuttle) Laughlin; all early settlers in Allamakee co.


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