Maurice F. Donegan

Maurice Donegan

Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from January 1, 1933, until December 31, 1938. For one term of six months he was Chief Justice.
Born near Welton, Clinton county, Iowa, September 2, 1875. He was graduated from Creighton College; Georgetown University; and in 1901 from the University of Iowa. In that year he began the practice of law at Davenport. From 1908 to 1912, inclusive, he was City Attorney of Davenport and in the latter year he became Judge of the District Court which position he held until resigning in 1921. From that date until coming on the Supreme Court he engaged in private practice.
After his retirement from the bench he again returned to his practice in Davenport. Since 1940 he has been United States District Attorney for the southern district of Iowa.

Source of biographical sketch (verbatim transcription) and portrait: “Annals of Iowa”, 3rd series, volume XXVI, issue 3, January, 1945, page 227

transcriber’s note: Maurice Francis Donegan is buried in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa