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Frederick M. Miller (1939-1946)

Chief Justice

Frederick M. Miller

Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from January 1, 1939, following his election until he resigned September 30, 1946. He served as Chief Justice for one year.

Born at Des Moines February 18, 1896. Unti11962, when Justice C. Edwin Moore began his service, he was the only native of Iowa's capital city ever to serve on the Supreme Court. He was graduated first from Grinnell College and in 1922 from the Law Department of the University of Iowa. During World War I he served with the American forces in France as a lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry. After his admission to the bar he entered the practice of law at Des Moines where he continued until coming on the Supreme Court bench.

Justice Miller was a grand-nephew of Justice William E. Miller who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1870 to 1876.

After his retirement from the court, Justice Miller returned to the private practice of law at Des Moines, where he died June 8, 1958.

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