Charles A. Bishop
(1902 - 1908)
Served on the Iowa Supreme Court
from July 2, 1902, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
retirement of Justice Charles M. Waterman, until his death July 9, 1908. For
one year he was Chief Justice.
Born near Waukesha,
Wisconsin, May 22, 1854. He studied law in law offices in Wisconsin and was
admitted to the bar in 1875. In the same year he migrated to Iowa, locating at
La Porte in Black Hawk County. In 1882 he served as a member of the House of
Representatives in the Nineteenth General Assembly. Shortly thereafter he moved
to Minneapolis where he remained three years. In 1885 he returned to Iowa,
locating at Des Moines where in 1889 he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the
District Court, He failed to be elected the next year, but in 1897 he was again
appointed to the District Bench, continuing there until early in 1902.
Justice Bishop died at
Waterloo while attending a meeting of the State Bar Association.