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Thomas Buchanan Read

Thomas Buchanan Read, American lawyer. Bar: Iowa 1975, United States District Court (northern district) Iowa 1975, United States District Court (southern district) Iowa 1983, United States Tax Court 1976, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1984.


Read, Thomas Buchanan was born on April 7, 1949 in Des Moines. Son of Thomas Buchanan and Betty (Sherrill) Read.


Cornell College (Bachelor of Arts, 1971). University of Iowa; Drake University (Juris Doctor, 1975).


Worked at Crawford, Sullivan, Read, Roemerman & Brady, P.C. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Iowa. 1976, United States. Tax Court.

Author: Casenote, 24 Drake Law Review 709. Law Clerk to Honorary Robert C. Landess, Iowa Industrial Commissioner, 1974, Member: Linn County and Iowa State Bar Associations. Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers.

Iowa Defense Counsel Association. Defense Research Institute. Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers.


Board directors Jane Boyd Community House, Cedar Rapids, 1981—1987. Treasurer, 1983; president, 1985. Member Linn County Ethics & Griveance Committee, 1988.

Fellow: Iowa Academy Trial Lawyers. Member: Iowa Defense Counsel Association, Linn County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Iowa Association Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Iowa State Bar Association.


Married Elizabeth Rhoads Read, June 3, 1972. Children: Peter Thomas, Katherine Elizabeth.