Justice Linda K. Neuman Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from her appointment in 1986 until retirement in 2003. She was the first woman appointed to the court.
Justice Neuman, who was raised in Denver, Colorado, received her bachelor's degree in 1970 and law degree in 1973 from the University of Colorado. She married a law school classmate and Iowa native, Henry Neuman. After graduating from law school, she joined a Davenport law firm and later served as Scott County Magistrate. In 1982, she was appointed a district court judge for the Seventh Judicial District where she continued to serve until her appointment to the Supreme Court.