John E. Mulroney (1943 - 1955)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1943, following his election until he resigned
October 12, 1955. He served as Chief Justice for one and one-half years.
Born at Ruthven, Palo
Alto County, February 15, 1896. He attended Creighton University, Omaha,
Nebraska and was graduated from the Law School of the University of Iowa in
1922. During World War I he served in the Rainbow Division. He began the
practice of law at Fort Dodge where he continued until 1939. He was County
Attorney of Webster County from 1929 to 1932. From 1939, until his election to
the Supreme Court, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State
After his resignation
from the court, Justice Mulroney served on the United States Tax Court from
November 11, 1955, to December 31, 1970.
Justice Mulroney retired
to Sun City, Arizona, and died May 18, 1979.