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Charles Alvord Bishop

Charles Alvord Bishop, American jurist. member legislature from Black Hawk Co.


  • Bishop, Charles Alvord was born on May 22, 1854 in Waukesha Company, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Mathew Patrick and Roxana (Alvord) Bishop.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, La Grange and Palmyra, Wisconsin. Studied law privately.


    • Admitted to bar, Waupaca, Wisconsin, 1875. Located La Porte City, Black Hawk Company, Iowa, 1876. Member legislature from Black Hawk Company, 1882.

      Moved to Des Moines, 1886. District Judge 9th district Iowa, 1889-1890, and 1895-1902. Apptd to fill vacancy, 1902, and elected November, 1902, as Supreme judge.

      Was chief justice Supreme Court, Iowa. Now justice same.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member legislature from Black Hawk Co.


    • Married Della M. Dow, November 2, 1873. Married second, Alice S. Lyman, June 24, 1902.
    • father: Mathew Patrick Bishop
    • mother: Roxana (Alvord) Bishop
    • spouses: Della M. Dow
    • Alice S. Lyman
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    Born March 22, 1854
    Died 1908
    (aged 53)