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William Corwin Stuart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/45

Scope and Content

This collection (1957-1971) contains materials collected by Stuart during his legislative career, including files regarding the economy, education, a contested election, legislative reform, reapportionment, and taxes. Also included are committee records as well as correspondence and notes related to an article on Iowa court congestion.

Dates

  • 1957-1971

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

William Corwin Stuart was born on April 28, 1920, and graduated from Iowa State College (University) with a B.A. (1941). In 1942, Stuart received his J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and was admitted to the Iowa Bar Association. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and the Navy, he joined the law practice of his father, George C. Stuart, in Chariton, Iowa.



His political career began in 1946, when he was named city attorney for Chariton for a year. In 1953, Stuart was elected to the Iowa State Senate (1953-1957) and was re-elected (1957-1961). Stuart was then an associate justice (1961-1971) on the Iowa Supreme Court and on November 1, 1971, was named U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.



Stuart died on August 12, 2010, in Lucas, Iowa.

Extent

1.68 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)

Abstract

William Corwin Stuart, a 1941 graduate of Iowa State University, served in various political positions from 1946 onward. Starting out as a city attorney for Chariton, he served the Iowa State Senate (1953-1961), and then to the Iowa Supreme Court, acting as associate justice (1961-1971); he eventually became U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa on November 1, 1971. This collection contains materials kept by Stuart during his political career, including files regarding the economy, education, a contested election, legislative reform, reapportionment, and taxes. Also included are a series of committee records, correspondence, and notes related to articles written by Stuart.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 21/7/45. William Corwin Stuart papers, 1957-1971
Date
January 15, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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