H. Becker (1965 - 1972)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from September 20, 1965, following his appointment until he
resigned March 31, 1972.
Born at Dubuque, Iowa,
October 15, 1915. He received his preparatory education at St. Louis University
from 1934 to 1936 and was graduated from Washington University Law School at
St. Louis, Missouri, in 1939. Thereafter he engaged in the general practice of
law in Dubuque. During World War II he served with the Army Air Corps in the
China-Burma-India theatre. On two different occasions he was an Assistant
County Attorney of Dubuque County [1941-1942, 1945]. Later he was elected to
two terms as the County Attorney from 1947-1951.
Since his retirement from
the court Justice Becker has engaged in private practice in Des Moines and has
taught a course in appellate advocacy at the Drake University Law School.