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Bruce M. Snell

Bruce M. Snell, American judge. Bar: Iowa 1956, New York 1958. Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Iowa State Bar Association, Order Coif.

Background

  • Snell, Bruce M. was born on August 18, 1929 in Ida Grove, Iowa, United States. Son of Bruce M. and Donna (Potter) Snell.

  • Education

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

    Career

    • Law clerk to presiding judge The United States of America District Court (northern district) Iowa, 1956-1957. Assistant attorney general, 1961-1965. Judge Iowa Court Appeals, 1976-1987.

      Justice Iowa Supreme Court, Des Moines, 1987—2001, senior justice, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Iowa 1956, New York 1958.

    Works

    • Comments editor: Iowa Law Review.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Religion

    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Iowa State Bar Association, Order Coif.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Snell, February 4, 1956. Children: Rebecca, Brad.
    • father: Bruce M. Snell
    • mother: Donna (Potter) Snell
    • spouse: Anne Snell
    • children: Rebecca Snell
    • Brad Snell
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    Born August 18, 1929
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