JAMES W. KINDIG

James Kindig

          Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from April 30, 1927, when he was appointed in compliance with a legislative act increasing the personnel from seven to eight members, until December 31, 1934.  He was Chief Justice for the six-month term commencing January 1, 1933, and ending July 1, 1933.
Born at Welton, in Clinton county, Iowa, December 3, 1879.  In 1887 the family moved to Woodbury county where he was graduated from Morningside College in 1906.  He then received his law degree from the State University of Washington and was admitted to the bar in 1907.  In the same year he began the practice of law at Sioux City, Iowa and in 1930 also received a law degree from Morningside College.  He served as Assistant County Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
After his retirement from the bench, Judge Kindig engaged in the private practice of law in Sioux City.

source of biographical sketch (verbatim transcription) and portrait:  “Annals of Iowa”, 3rd series, volume XXVI, issue 3, January, 1945, page 219

transcriber’s note:  James W. Kindig is buried in Graceland Park Cemetery, Woodbury County, Iowa