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Benjamin I. Salinger (1915-1920)


Benjamin I. Salinger

Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from January 1, 1915, until December 31, 1920.

Born in Wronke, Prussia, May 14, 1861. He came to America with his parents in 1870, settling at Clarksville in Butler County. He became a naturalized citizen in 1882 and was admitted to the bar shortly thereafter, having previously studied law in private law offices. In 1894 he was elected to the office of Reporter of the Supreme Court where he served for eight years. He was a familiar figure in the political campaigns of the period in which he lived, being considered one of the leading political orators in Iowa.

Justice Salinger died at Carroll July 10, 1931.

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