Ralph A. Oliver (1939 - 1962)
Justice Oliver served on
the Iowa Supreme Court from December 14, 1938, when he was elected to complete
the unexpired term of Justice James M. Parsons, until his resignation on
September 30, 1962. He served for two terms as Chief Justice.
Born at Eddyville, Iowa,
July 31, 1886. His father was John F. Oliver, a former Judge of the District
Court. He was graduated from the Law Department of the University of Iowa in
1909. He entered upon the practice of law in South Dakota but soon thereafter
moved to Sioux City. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces during
World War I. He was City Counsel of Sioux City and Judge of the District Court
of the Fourth Judicial District before his election to the Supreme Bench.
He died at Sioux City
October 13, 1968.