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Iowa Court of Appeals Judges 

(by date) 

 The Iowa Court of Appeals was established in 1976 with five judges. Since that time, the court has expanded to nine judges. The chart below shows the composition of the court since its inception. 

Judge 

Years on Court 

Approx. Time 

Appointed By: 

  

Allbee, Robert G. 

1976-1978 

2 years 

Governor Ray 

Carter, James 

1976-1982 

6 years 

Governor Ray 

Donielson, Allen (Barney) L. 

1976-1996 

20 years 

Governor Ray 

Oxberger, Leo E. 

1976-1994 

18 years 

Governor Ray 

Snell, Bruce 

1976-1987 

11 years 

Governor Ray 

Johnson, Janet 

   (replaced Allbee) 

 1978-1983 

5 years 

Governor Ray 

Schlegel, Dick R. 

   (replaced Carter) 

1982-1994 

12 years 

Governor Ray 

Hayden, Maynard J.V.

  (replaced Johnson)

1983-1996 

13 years 

Governor Branstad  

Sackett, Rosemary Shaw 

(6th judge when court expanded)      

1983-2012 

 28 years 

Governor Branstad  

Habhab, Albert L. 

   (replaced Snell) 

1987-1997 

10 years 

Governor Branstad  

Cady, Mark S. 

   (replaced Oxberger) 

1994-1998 

4 years 

Governor Branstad  

Huitink, Terry L. 

   (Replaced Schlegel) 

1994-2008 

14 years 

Governor Branstad  

Streit, Michael J. 

(replaced Hayden) 

1996-2001 

5 years 

Governor Branstad  

Vogel, Gayle Nelson 

   (replaced Donielson) 

1996-present 

  

Governor Branstad  

Mahan, Robert E. 

   (replaced Habhab) 

1997-2009 

12 years 

Governor Branstad  

Zimmer, Van D. 

   (replaced Cady) 

1998-2008 

10 years 

Governor Branstad  

Miller, John C. 

   (7th judge when court expanded) 

1999-2009 

10 years 

Governor Vilsack  

Hecht, Daryl L. 

   (8th judge when court expanded) 

1999-2006 

7 years 

Governor Vilsack  

Vaitheswaran, Anu 

   (9th judge when court expanded) 

1999-present 

  

Governor Vilsack  

Eisenhauer, Larry J. 

   (replaced Streit) 

2001-2013 

12 years

Governor Vilsack  

Baker, David L. 

   (replaced Hecht) 

2006-2008 

1 year 

Governor Vilsack  

Potterfield, Amanda 

   (replaced Baker) 

2008-present 

  

Governor Culver 

Doyle, Richard H. 

   (replaced Zimmer) 

2008-present 

  

Governor Culver 

Mansfield, Edward M. 

   (replaced Huitink) 

2009-2011 

2 years  

Governor Culver 

Danilson, David R. 

   (replaced Miller) 

2009-present 

  

Governor Culver 

  

Tabor, Mary E. 

   (replaced Mahan) 

2010-present 

  

Governor Culver 

  

Mullins, Michael R. 

   (replaced Mansfield) 

2011-present 

  

Governor Branstad 

  

Bower, Thomas N. 

   (replaced Sackett) 

2012-present 

  

Governor Branstad

                                      

McDonald, Christopher
   (replaced Eisenhauer)
2013-present Governor Branstad

 

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