Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from April 19, 1913, when he was appointed in compliance with a legislative Act increasing the personnel from six to seven members, until December 31, 1914.
Born at Salem, Iowa, September 28, 1855. He was graduated from the University of Iowa in 1880. He returned to Salem after graduation and engaged in newspaper editing in addition to his law practice. Two years later he also became interested in banking at Salem. In 1886 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Twenty-first General Assembly. Following the close of this session he removed his legal practice to Mount Pleasant, where in 1896 he became a Judge of the District Court, continuing in that capacity until coming on the Supreme Court. In 1916 he was appointed to membership on the Board of Parole where he continued to serve until 1921, when he resigned to devote himself to the business of banking.
Justice Withrow died at Mount Pleasant February 7, 1930.