Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from December 4, 1934, when he was elected to complete the unexpired term of Justice Edgar A. Morling, until he resigned February 14, 1936, to accept the position of General Counsel for the Farm Credit Administration of Omaha.
Born in Webster County, Iowa, June 12, 1888. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1912 and from the University of Chicago in 1914. In that year he began the practice of law at Denison. He was a member of the House of Representatives in the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth General Assemblies. From 1933 until his election to the Supreme Court he was an assistant Attorney General.
He remained with the Farm Credit Administration of Omaha until 1943, when he resumed the private practice of law at Denison, Iowa.
Justice Powers died at Denison January 7, 1959.