Paul W. Richards (1935 - 1940)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1935, until December 31, 1940. For one year he
was Chief Justice.
Born at Red Oak, Iowa,
March 16, 1874. He was graduated from Grinnell College in 1894. After his
admission to the bar in 1896 he began the practice of law at Red Oak in
partnership with his father, C. E. Richards, He served as City Attorney for
four years and as County Attorney for two years. From 1923 to 1931 he served as
Referee in Bankruptcy at Council Bluffs.
After retirement from the
court he served as Referee for the National Railroad Adjustment Board at
Justice Richards died
December 17, 1956.