Leon W. Powers (1934 - 1936)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from December 4, 1934, when he was elected to complete the
unexpired term of Justice Edgar A. Morling, until he resigned February 14,
1936, to accept the position of General Counsel for the Farm Credit
Administration of Omaha.
Born in Webster County,
Iowa, June 12, 1888. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1912 and
from the University of Chicago in 1914. In that year he began the practice of
law at Denison. He was a member of the House of Representatives in the
Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth General Assemblies. From 1933 until his election
to the Supreme Court he was an assistant Attorney General.
He remained with the Farm
Credit Administration of Omaha until 1943, when he resumed the private practice
of law at Denison, Iowa.
Justice Powers died at
Denison January 7, 1959.