Collection Dates: 1911 to 1971
(Bulk Dates: 1958 -- 1961, 1966)
2 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: May, 2002
papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1972, by Mrs. Harry
The papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1972, by Mrs. Harry F. Garrett.
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Harry Freeland Garrett was born in Corydon, Iowa, in 1887. He graduated from the University of Iowa Law School in 1911 and was admitted to the Iowa Bar the same year. Returning to Corydon, he began a law practice. From 1913 to 1918 he was the county attorney for Wayne County, a position that he again held from 1929 to 1931. In 1931, Garrett was elected to Iowa's State House of Representatives. In 1933, he became Iowa's Attorney General, serving until 1937, when he resumed his law practice in Corydon. From 1958 to 1960, Harry F. Garrett served as a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court. He died in Corydon, Iowa, in 1971.
1887 -- born, Corydon,
1907 -- graduation
from high school
1911 -- graduation
from University of Iowa Law School and admitted to Iowa Bar
1913 -- 1918 --
Wayne County Attorney
1918 -- entered
1919 -- honorably
discharged from army as a regimental sergeant major
1927 -- marriage
to Louie Oneall
1929 -- 1931 --
Wayne County Attorney
1931 -- 1933 --
representative in the Iowa House of Representatives from Wayne County.
1933 -- 1937 --
Assistant Attorney general of Iowa
1937 -- resumed
law practice in Corydon
1944 -- ran as
a Democrat for attorney general of Iowa
1948 -- delegate
to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia from the Iowa Fourth
1957 -- delegate
to the Rotary International in Lucerne, Switzerland
1958 -- 1960 --
elected and served as justice on the Iowa Supreme Court
1961 -- honorary
membership in the Order of the COIF
1971 -- attended
his sixtieth Law Class reunion
1971 -- death in Corydon
Scope and Contents
The papers of Harry F. Garrett date from 1911 to 1971 and document his legal and political career. The two boxes which house his papers contain subject files including individual court cases, speeches, and memorabilia from his 60th law school class reunion. Correspondence, including letters from Jake More, is found throughout the collection and concerns the courts, politics, and campaigns.
Beulah L. Schofield et al v. Rollin S. White, et al, January, 1959, Affirmed.
E. Johnson et al v. Iowa State Highway Commission, Richard P. Knight et al,
Glenn LeRoy Selby et al.
speech, Wayne County Court House
Order of the COIF Speech, 1961
letters from Jake More
Rauch v. American
Radiator & Standard Corp., 1960
Redfield v. Iowa
State Highway Commission, Reversed and remanded
Supreme Court campaign
(including letters from Jake More)
Van Patten v. C.R.I. & P., 1960, Reversed
Law degree, University
of Iowa, 1911
Certificate of admission, Supreme Court of Iowa, 1911