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Wade, Martin J.



  • Existence: 1861-1931


Vermont native, Martin Joseph Wade (1861-1931) came to Iowa in the late 1870s. After graduating from Columbia College in Dubuque he earned his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1886. He practiced law in Iowa City until 1893 when he was appointed judge of the Eighth Judicial District. He remained on the bench until 1902, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon leaving office, he helped form the law firm of Wade, Dutcher & Davis. In 1915, President Wilson appointed Wade to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. He was still holding this position at the time of his death. For many years, besides practicing law and serving as a district judge, he was on the law faculty at the University of Iowa, lectured and authored a number of books on the constitution and patriotism.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Martin J. Wade Papers

Identifier: msc0050

U.S. District Court Judge and Congressman from Iowa. Scrapbooks, commentaries, and newspaper clippings concerning Wade's judicial and political careers.

Dates: 1900-1927; Majority of material found within 1902-1915