Emmett P. Delaney

EMMETT PATRICK DELANEY since his admission to the Iowa bar has given the benefit of his professional work to his native City of Clinton, where the Delaney name has been a highly respected one for a great many years.

He was born there November 10, 1890, and his father, John A. Delaney, was born in Clinton County, Iowa, in 1860. John A. Delaney for thirty years carried on a successful retail clothing business in Clinton, where he died in 1922. He married Catherine Carroll, also a native of Clinton County.

Emmett Patrick Delaney was educated in St. Mary's parochial school, was graduated from the Clinton High School in 1910, and he completed his literary and legal education in the University of Iowa. He received his diploma in the law school in 1915 and in the same year offered his services to his first group of clients in Clinton. His clientage has been steadily growing and from time to time various public honors have been added to his successful record.

In April, 1918, he was elected city attorney, but was absent from the duties of this office when he joined the colors in October, 1918, entering the Central Machine Gun Officers Training School at Augusta, Georgia. He was discharged December 10, 1918, with the rank of second lieutenant in the Reserves, and on returning to Clinton resumed his work as city attorney until 1920. From 1922 to 1925 he was county attorney of Clinton County. During the following four years he carried on a general law practice and at the same time handled a large volume of business in real estate and insurance. In March, 1930, he was elected judge of Municipal Court of the City of Clinton and is serving in that capacity.

Mr. Delaney is a member of the Law Association, the Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, is a past president of the Kiwanis, Club and is a past commander of the Clinton Post of the American Legion.

He married June 25, 1919, Miss Irene Schneider, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, daughter of C. Ludwig and Mary Schneider. Her parents are now deceased. Her father for many years carried on the plumbing and heating business at Ann Arbor. The four children of Mr. and Mrs. Delaney are Emmett P., Jr., Marion I., John L. and David James.