Gaynor (1913 - 1920)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1913, until his death August 2, 1920. For one
year he was Chief Justice.
Born in Toronto, Canada,
September 2, 1852, his family moved to Fayette County, Iowa in 1856. He was graduated
from Griswold College in Davenport before attending the University of Iowa
where he was graduated from the Law Department in 1877. He first began the
practice of law at Brooklyn, Iowa, but in 1885 he moved to Marshalltown and the
following year to LeMars. In 1891 he became a Judge of the District Court where
he continued to serve for twenty-two years until elected to the Supreme Bench.