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


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


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


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.


God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.


The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.


Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.


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


Married Anne Snell, February 4, 1956. Children: Rebecca, Brad.