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Joseph Benedict Joyce

Joseph Benedict Joyce, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1956, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1958, United States District Court (northern district) Iowa 1977.

Background

  • Joyce, Joseph Benedict was born on July 18, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Edward John and Marie Elizabeth Joyce.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Notre Dame, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, University Notre Dame, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Notre Dame, 1969.

    Career

    • Partner Stewart, Wimer, Brehnan & Joyce, Des Moines, 1960-1974, Adler, Brennan, Joyce & Steger, Des Moines, 1974-1994. General counsel Associate Grocers of Iowa Cooperative, Inc., Ankeny, Iowa, 1974-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Iowa 1956, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1958, United States District Court (northern district) Iowa 1977.

    Works

    • Note editor Notre Dame Lawyer, 1955-1956.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Chairman board directors Goodwill Industries of Des Moines, 1975, Catholic Council for Social Concern, 1978-1980. Member City of Des Moines Board Adjustment, 1976-1980. Trustee Civic Center Des Moines, 1980-1989.

    Republican nominee for State Senate, 1966, 70. Board directors Notre Dame Alumni Association, 1996-1999. Served with United States National Guard, 1957-1970.

    Fellow International Academy Law and Science. Member American Bar Association (chairman committee on ethical practice and procedures 1983-1984, family law section 1983-1984, chairman committee on juvenile law 1986-1987), Polk County Bar Association (chairman family law committee 1980-1985), Iowa State Bar Association (board governors 1990-1994, co-chair traveling seminar committee 1998), Serra (president Des Moines chapter 1987-1988). Clubs: Cambio (president 1985-1986), Bishop Boylan, Notre Dame of Des Moines (president 1964-1965).

    Lodges: Knights of Columbus (4th degree).

    Connections

    • Married Donna S. Joyce, July 6, 1957. Children: Julie A., Jill M., Michael C.
    • father: Edward John
    • mother: Marie Elizabeth Joyce
    • spouse: Donna S. Joyce
    • children: Julie A. Joyce
    • Jill M. Joyce
    • Michael C. Joyce
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