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David Macduff Elderkin, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1937, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Iowa 1937, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1950, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1950.


Elderkin, David Macduff was born on November 5, 1913 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Amos Arthur and Elisebeth M. (MacDuff) Elderkin.


Bachelor, State University Iowa, 1935. Juris Doctor cum laude, State University Iowa, 1937.


Partner of Josip Juraj Locher (Junior), 1937-1943. Partner Barnes, Wadsworth, Elderkin, Locher & Pirnie, 1946-1969, Wadsworth, Elderkin, Pirnie & von Lackum, 1969-1978, Elderkin, Pirnie, von Lackum & Elderkin, Cedar Rapids,, Iowa, since 1978. Trial prosecutor in Linn County, Iowa, 1946-1952.

Director of copley Press, Inc. Member of advisory committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence Iowa Supreme Court. Lecturer seminars, professional associations University Iowa School Law.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor: Trial Practice Handbook, 1973. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Captain of United States Marine Corps Reserve, World World War World War II. Fellow of American College Trial Lawyers (state chairman 1980), American Bar Foundation. Member of Iowa Bar Association (advisory member board governors, past president), Linn County Bar Association (advisory board governors, past president), Iowa Academy Trial Lawyers (president, past governor), American Bar Association, American Society Hospital Attorneys, Iowa Defense Council, American Judicature School, Judge Advocate General Association United States.


Married to Frances I. Elderkin, August 14, 1937. Children: David A., Kenton W.

Amos Arthur Elderkin

Elisebeth M. (MacDuff) Elderkin

Frances I. Elderkin

David A. Elderkin

Kenton W Elderkin