G. King Thompson (1951 - 1965)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1951, following his election, until he resigned
June 30, 1965. For one and one-half years he served as Chief Justice.
Born on a farm near
Jamaica, Guthrie County, Iowa, November 24, 1887. He was graduated from the
Liberal Arts College of the University of Iowa in 1911 and from the College of
Law of the same institution in 1914. From that year until 1941 he practiced law
in Cedar Rapids. He was County Attorney of Linn County from 1933 to 1940
inclusive. Later he served as Judge of the then Eighteenth Judicial District
from 1941 until he assumed his duties on the Supreme Bench. His written
opinions while on the court are characterized by their economy of language and
felicity of expression.
practiced law in Cedar Rapids until his death, May 12, 1979.