T. Granger (1889 - 1900)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1889, until December 31, 1900. For two years he
was Chief Justice.
Born in Monroe County,
New York, October 9, 1835. While he was yet a child his family moved to Lake
County, Ohio, In 1854 he married and moved to Allamakee County, Iowa. In 1855
he returned to Illinois, where he had lived a short time previous to his
marriage, and attended the Waukegan Academy, In 1860 he returned to Iowa where
he was admitted to the bar. At the outbreak of the Civil War he entered the
army as a captain and served throughout the war. In 1873 he was elected Circuit
Judge and later a District Judge. In these capacities he served for seventeen
years before his election to the Supreme Bench. Justice Granger wrote the
famous meteorite decision of the court reported in 86 Iowa 71.
He died at Long Beach,
California, October 26, 1915.