Claussen (1931 - 1934)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from October 21, 1932, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Justice Edgar A, Morling, until December 3, 1934.
For a brief period from December 5, 1932, until April 16, 1933, he did not sit
with the court due to an election contest. On appeal his right to a seat on the
Supreme Court was sustained. [See State ex rel. v. Claussen., 216 Iowa 1079.]
He was Chief Justice for one term of six months.
Born in Clinton County,
Iowa, August 6, 1882. He attended the college of Law at the University of Iowa
and was admitted to the bar in 1909. After serving as County Attorney of
Clinton County for three years he was elected Judge of the Municipal Court of
the city of Clinton.
After his retirement from
the Supreme Court, Justice Claussen returned to the private practice of law at
Clinton. On June 20, 1941, he was appointed to the District Bench of the
Seventh Judicial District.
He died at Clinton
December 18, 1948.