William C. Stuart (1962 - 1971)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from October 15, 1962, following his appointment, until he
resigned November 8, 1971.
Born at Knoxville, Iowa,
April 18, 1920. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1940 with a Bachelor
of Arts degree and from the College of Law of the same institution in 1942,
During World War II he was a pilot with the U.S. Naval Air Corps from 1943 to
1945. Thereafter he engaged in the general practice of law at Chariton, Iowa,
from 1946 until coming on the Supreme Court, During this time he served as City
Attorney [1947-1949] and later as a State Senator for eleven years.
Justice Stuart resigned
from the Supreme Court after he was appointed United States District Judge for
the Southern District of Iowa on November 1, 1971. From 1977 to 1985 he served
as Chief Judge. Since 1986, he has served as a Senior Judge.