Frederick M. Miller (1939 - 1946)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1939, following his election until he resigned
September 30, 1946. He served as Chief Justice for one year.
Born at Des Moines
February 18, 1896. Unti11962, when Justice C. Edwin Moore began his service, he
was the only native of Iowa's capital city ever to serve on the Supreme Court.
He was graduated first from Grinnell College and in 1922 from the Law
Department of the University of Iowa. During World War I he served with the
American forces in France as a lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry. After his
admission to the bar he entered the practice of law at Des Moines where he
continued until coming on the Supreme Court bench.
Justice Miller was a
grand-nephew of Justice William E. Miller who served on the Supreme Court of
the United States from 1870 to 1876.
After his retirement from
the court, Justice Miller returned to the private practice of law at Des
Moines, where he died June 8, 1958.