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Francis H. Becker (1965-1972)

Justice

Francis H. Becker

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.

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