James W. Kindig (1927 - 1934)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from April 30, 1927, when he was appointed in compliance with a
legislative Act increasing the per- sonnel from seven to eight members, until
December 31, 1934. He was Chief Justice for the six-month term commencing
January 1, 1933, and ending July 1, 1933.
Born at Welton, in
Clinton County, Iowa, December 3, 1879. In 1887 the family moved to Woodbury
County where he was graduated from Morningside College in 1906. He then
received his law degree from the State University of Washington and was
admitted to the bar in 1907. In the same year he began the practice of law at
Sioux City, Iowa, and in 1930 also received a law degree from Morningside
College. He served as Assistant County Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
After his retirement from
the bench, Justice Kindig engaged in the private practice of law in Sioux city
until his death on May 12, 1950.