Davis, Court Communications Officer, (515)725-8058
Bower Investiture April 5, 2012
Moines, March 28, 2012 —
On Thursday, April 5, 2012, at
2:00 p.m. Appellate Court Judge Thomas N. Bower will take the oath of office in
a public ceremony in the supreme court courtroom in the Judicial Branch
Building. Judge Bower, 51, fills the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that
occurred when Chief Judge Rosemary Sackett retired.
Cedar Falls, was appointed to the district associate court bench in 1993 and
the district court bench in 1995. He was appointed Chief Judge of the First
District in 2010. He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois State
University in 1984 and his law degree from Drake University in
1987. Before becoming a judge, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for
the City of Ames and as an Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney. Judge Bower
helped to establish the Black Hawk County Adult Drug Court program in 2006 and
a mental health court program in 2009. Judge Bower is a member of the Iowa
State Bar Association, Black Hawk County Bar, and the Iowa Judges Association.
is married and has two sons.
Advisory: The court
will allow cameras and audio recording equipment in the courtroom subject to
available space. If you wish to be present for the entire ceremony and have
camera and recording equipment to install, please arrive twenty minutes in
advance of the ceremony. If you wish to record only a portion of the
proceedings inside the courtroom, please call Steve Davis to make arrangements.
The media room will also be open for use by the media. For questions about
equipment set-up, contact Jim Evans at 281-5241.
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Moines, IA 50319