Robert G. Allbee (1978 - 1982)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from July 18, 1978, until he resigned June 30, 1982.
Born at Muscatine, Iowa,
December 14, 1928, a descendant of pioneer settlers, He attended Grinnell
College and was graduated from Colorado College at Colorado Springs in 1952. In
1955 he was graduated from the Drake University Law School. Thereafter he
engaged in general trial practice in Des Moines until he began his judicial
career in 1975. In that year he was appointed Judge of the District Court for
the Fifth Judicial District. He served in that capacity for seventeen months
before he was appointed to the newly created Court of Appeals in 1976. The
other members of that court selected him as its first Chief Judge, a position
in which he served until appointed to the Supreme Court. He is a member of the
American College of Trial Lawyers.
Since his resignation
from the court, Justice Allbee has engaged in the practice of law in Des