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Richard F. Mitchell

Judge RF Mitchell

Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from December 6, 1932, when he was elected to complete the unexpired term of Judge John M. Grimm, until December 31, 1942. He was Chief Justice for one year.

Born at Fort Dodge, Iowa, October 11, 1889. He was graduated from the Law Department of the State University in 1913. In the same year he began the practice of law at Fort Dodge where he continued to reside until coming on the Supreme Bench.

After his retirement from the court Judge Mitchell returned to his private practice at Fort Dodge.

source of biographical sketch (verbatim transcription) and portrait: “Annals of Iowa”, 3rd series, volume XXVI, issue 3, January, 1945, page 225

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