Edgar A. Morling (1925 - 1932)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from October 1, 1925, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Justice Thomas Arthur, until his death October 15,
1932. For one year he was Chief Justice.
Born at Boonville, Oneida
County, New York, April 21, 1864, he was graduated from the Albany Law School
in 1886. In 1887 he came west to accept a position in legal editorial work at
St. Paul, Minnesota. Two years later he moved to Iowa locating at Emmetsburg to
engage in the private practice of law. From 1899 to 1902 he served as County
Attorney but for the next twenty years or more he accepted no public office
until coming on the Supreme Court. He was prominent in church work and was a
trustee of Morningside College.