Gifford S. Robinson (1888 - 1889)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1888, until December 31, 1899. For three years he
was Chief Justice.
Born at Tremont,
Illinois, May 28, 1843. He was graduated from the Illinois State Normal
University, where, after graduation, he taught for several years. He enlisted
in the Civil War as a private and was severely wounded at Chickamauga. After
the war he studied law at Washington University where he graduated in 1869. In
1870 he moved to Storm Lake in Buena Vista County, Iowa, where he entered upon
the practice of his profession.
He was a member of the
House of Representatives in the Sixteenth General Assembly and a Senator in the
Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first General Assemblies. After his service
on the court he was appointed to membership on the Iowa Board of Control where
he served from 1900 to 1913.
Justice Robinson died at
West Okoboji Lake May 28, 1936.