Halleck J. Mantz (1943 - 1952)
Served on the Iowa
Supreme Court from January 1, 1943, following his election until he resigned
December 31, 1952. For nine months he was Chief Justice.
Born in Iowa County,
Iowa, September 23, 1877. In 1881 the family moved to Audubon County. He was
graduated from Drake University Law Department in 1904 and began the practice
of law in Audubon County. He previously had served as Mayor of Audubon and
County Attorney and was a member of the House of Representatives of the Thirty-seventh
and Thirty-eighth General Assemblies and of the Senate in the Thirty-ninth,
Fortieth and Fortieth Extraordinary Sessions. In 1925 he was appointed Judge of
the then Fifteenth Judicial District where he continued to serve until
commencing his service on the Supreme Court Bench.
Justice Mantz died at
Audubon November 14, 1958.