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David Lindley Hammer

David Lindley Hammer, American lawyer, writer, investor. Bar: Iowa 1956, United States District Court (northern district) Iowa 1959, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1969, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1996, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977. Named to, Finley Hospital Hall of Fame, 2004.

Background

  • Hammer, David Lindley was born on June 6, 1929 in Newton, Iowa, United States. Son of Neal Paul and Agnes Marilyn (Reece) Hammer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Grinnell College, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Iowa, 1956.

    Career

    • Of counsel Hammer Simon & Jensen. Member grievance commission Iowa Supreme Court, 1973—1985, member advisory rules committee, 1986—1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Iowa 1956, United States District Court (northern district) Iowa 1959, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1969, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1996, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977.

    Works

    • The Game Is Afoot
    • David Hammer's series of travel books identify actual sites throughout England, Europe, and North America which correspond with the settings of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Board directors Linwood Cemetery Association, 1973-2008, president, 1983-1984. Board directors Dubuque Museum Art, 1998-2001, honorary director, since 2001. Board directors, past president, 1973-1974, Finley Hospital, 1966-1985, honorary director.

    Board directors Finley Foundation, 1988-1995. Past campaign chairman, past president United Way. Past board directors & board directors Carnegie Stout Public Library.

    With United States Army, 1951-1953. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Iowa (past president), Iowa Defense Counsel Association (president 1991-1992, delegate to Defense Research Institute 1992-1993), Association Defense Trial Attorneys (executive council 1983-1986, past chairman Iowa chapter), Iowa State Bar Association (past chairman continuing legal education committee), Iowa Academy Trial Lawyers, Dubuque County Bar Association (past president), Baker St. Irregulars.

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    • Married Audrey Lowe, June 20, 1953. Children: Julie, Lisa, David.
    • father: Neal Paul Hammer
    • mother: Agnes Marilyn (Reece) Hammer
    • spouse: Audrey Lowe
    • children: Julie Hammer
    • Lisa Hammer
    • David Hammer
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    Born June 6, 1929
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    • 1951
      Grinnell College
    • 1956
      University Iowa

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      • Author: Poems from the Ledge, 1980, The Game is Afoot, 1983, For the Sake of the Game, 1986, To Play the Game, 1986, The 22nd Man, 1989, The Quest, 1993, My Dear Watson, 1994, The Before Breakfast Pipe, 1995, A Dangerous Game, 1997, The Vital Essence, 1999, A Talent for Murder, 2000, Yonder in the Gaslight, 2000, Straight Up with a Twist, 2001, A Deep Game, 2001, The Game is Underfoot, 2002, You Heard What Jesse Said, 2003, O College Fairest of Our Dreams, 2004, A Distinct Touch Watson, 2004, Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl, 2005, Cases of Identity, 2006, You Know My Methods Watson, 2007, For The Record, My Name is Hammer, 2009.
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      • book: Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot (Mystery & Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
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      • book: The Game is Afoot: A Travel Guide to the England of Sherlock Holmes
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      • book: For the Sake of the Game
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      • book: For the Sake of the Game, Being a Further Travel Guide to the England of Sherlock Holmes
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      • book: The Before-Breakfast Pipe of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
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      • book: Yonder in the gaslight
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      • book: The Game Is Underfoot! : The Memoir of a Sherlockian Publisher
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      • book: You Heard What Jesse Said (Anecdotes about Dubuque, Iowa)
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      • book: For the Record My Name is Hammer
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      • book: The Game Is Afoot
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      • book: The Game is Afoot; A Travel Guide to the England of Sherlock Holmes
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      • book: For the Sake of the Game: Being a Further Travel Guide to the England of Sherloc
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      • book: The Vital Essence
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      • book: A talent for murder
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      • book: The Quest: Being the Search for the Treasure of Sherlock Holmes, The 22nd Man
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      • book: My Dear Watson: Being the Annals of Sherlock Holms
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      • book: Identity and the Case for Gay Rights: Race, Gender, Religion as Analogies
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      • book: Lessons in Play: An Introduction to Combinatorial Game Theory
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      • book: It's How You Play the Game: The 12 Leadership Principles of Dean Smith
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      • book: It's How You Play the Game: The 12 Leadership Principles of Dean Smith
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      • book: Lessons in Play: An Introduction to Combinatorial Game Theory
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      • book: The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
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      • book: Star Trek Deep Space Nine book set:The Dominion War Book Two; Emissary; The Siege; Bloodletter; The Big Game
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