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Garrett, Harry Freeland



  • Existence: 1887-1971

Harry Freeland Garrett was born in Corydon, Iowa, in 1887. He graduated from the University of Iowa Law School in 1911 and was admitted to the Iowa Bar the same year. Returning to Corydon, he began a law practice. From 1913 to 1918 he was the county attorney for Wayne County, a position that he again held from 1929 to 1931. In 1931, Garrett was elected to Iowa's State House of Representatives. In 1933, he became Iowa's Attorney General, serving until 1937, when he resumed his law practice in Corydon. From 1958 to 1960, Harry F. Garrett served as a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court. He died in Corydon, Iowa, in 1971.   Chronology   1887-born, Corydon, Iowa   1907-graduation from high school   1911-graduation from University of Iowa Law School and admitted to Iowa Bar   1913-1918-Wayne County Attorney   1918-entered the army   1919-honorably discharged from army as a regimental sergeant major   1927-marriage to Louie Oneall   1929-1931-Wayne County Attorney   1931-1933-representative in the Iowa House of Representatives from Wayne County   1933-1937-Assistant Attorney general of Iowa   1937-resumed law practice in Corydon   1944-ran as a Democrat for attorney general of Iowa   1948-delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia from the Iowa Fourth District   1957-delegate to the Rotary International in Lucerne, Switzerland   1958-1960-elected and served as justice on the Iowa Supreme Court   1961-honorary membership in the Order of the COIF   1971-attended his sixtieth Law Class reunion   1971-death in Corydon

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Harry Freeland Garrett Papers

Identifier: msc0276
Abstract Iowa Supreme Court Justice and Iowa state legislator. Subject files relating to his career in law and politics. Includes correspondence, legal cases, law school reunions, etc.
Dates: 1911-1971; Majority of material found in 1958-1961; 1966