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Martin M. COONEY

County Attor ney

Martin M. COONEY, American County Attor ney. Member of American Legion; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi (legal). Club: Citizens (West Union).


COONEY, Martin M. was born on September 30, 1901 in Arlington, Iowa, United States. Son of James and Ellen (Newton) Cooney.


Public Schools, W. Union, Iowa. State University of Iowa. Liberal Arts and Law School 8.

Iowa State College.


Union, Iowa. Elected Company Attorney, Fayette Company, Iowa, 1928. Served in the United States Army during World War. As County Attorney identified with following cases: State of Iowa versus Luis Valle—murder trial.

State versus Manuel Lopez—murder. State versus Pedro Ramos—murder. State versus S. H. Bevins—fraudulant banking.

James Schofield et al ve. Department of Agriculture of State of Iowa et al—case where Iowa Law relating to eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis was attacked as unconstitutional. Law upheld.


Member of American Legion. Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi (legal). Club: Citizens (West Union).


Spouse Violet Mae Herwig, June 1, 1927, West.