M. Waterman (1898 - 1902)
Served on the Iowa Supreme Court
from January 1, 1898, until he resigned June 18, 1902.
Born at Frankfort,
Kentucky, January 5, 1847. In 1854 the family located at Davenport, but not
long thereafter moved to Ohio. After graduating from an academy in Frankfort,
he returned to Davenport and read law in a private law office. He was admitted
to the bar in 1871, and in 1877 was elected to membership in the House of
Representatives of the Seventeenth General Assembly. In 1887 he was appointed
to fill a vacancy in the District Court, where he continued to serve until
1898, having been elected the previous year to membership on the Supreme Court.
In 1902 he resigned from the court and formed a partnership with Joe R. Lane
for the private practice of law in Davenport.
Justice Waterman died in
Davenport January 28, 1924.