CLAUSSEN, George C.
Posted By: Nettie Mae (email)
Date: 2/12/2019 at 11:15:25
GEORGE C. CLAUSSEN, lawyer and jurist, died at Clinton, Iowa, December 18, 1948; born at Clinton August 6, 1882, son of John and Wiebke Banderob Claussen; attended the Clinton schools, and the State University of Iowa college of law in 1901-03; later studied law in the office of M. W. Herrick, at Monticello, Iowa, and gained admission to the bar in 1909 ; worked as railroad mail clerk on the run between Monticello and Davenport while studying law; began general practice in Clinton in 1911; married to Luella Farr March 18, 1920; served as county attorney from 1914 to 1918 and elected first judge of the Clinton municipal court in 1918, and served until 1919; was a member of the law firm of Wolfe, Wolfe & Claussen from 1919 to 1932, when he became a justice of the Iowa Supreme court and served as chief justice while on the supreme bench; appointed judge of the district court at Clinton in 1941 and served until his death; active in the Masonic bodies, a Republican, and survived by his wife and one son, Robert.
Source: "George C. Claussen."The Annals of Iowa 29 (1949), 623-623.
Available at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa/vol29/iss8/19
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