Winfield S. Withrow (1913 - 1914)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from April 19, 1913, when he was appointed in compliance with a
legislative Act increasing the personnel from six to seven members, until
December 31, 1914.
Born at Salem, Iowa,
September 28, 1855. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1880. He
returned to Salem after graduation and engaged in newspaper editing in addition
to his law practice. Two years later he also became interested in banking at
Salem. In 1886 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the
Twenty-first General Assembly. Following the close of this session he removed
his legal practice to Mount Pleasant, where in 1896 he became a Judge of the
District Court, continuing in that capacity until coming on the Supreme Court.
In 1916 he was appointed to membership on the Board of Parole where he
continued to serve until 1921, when he resigned to devote himself to the
business of banking.
Justice Withrow died at
Mount Pleasant February 7, 1930.