The Honorable Judge Edward J. McManus

Born February 9, 1920 in Keokuk, IA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa - July, 1962 to date

Nominated by President John F. Kennedy June 23, 1962, to seat vacated by Henry N. Graven; Confirmed by the Senate July 13, 1962, commission July 16, 1962. Chief Judge, 1962-1985. Senior status February 9, 1985 to date


St. Ambrose College, 1936-1938

University of Iowa, B.A., 1940

University of Iowa, J.D., 1942

Professional Career:

USNR Lt. A/C, 1942-1946

City Attorney, Keokuk, Iowa, 1946-1955

Private practice, Keokuk, Iowa, 1946-1962

Member, Iowa State Senate, 1955-1959

State lieutenant governor, Iowa, 1959-1961

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male

Manuscript Papers:

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Papers, 1942-1962.

3 ft.; finding aid; restricted; correspondence, speeches, telegrams, campaign material,

press releases, scrapbooks, and other papers.

Oral History:

McManus, Edward J. "A Conversation with Senior Judge Edward J. McManus & Magistrate Judge James D. Hodges Jr." Interview conducted on June 11, 1987. Clerks Office, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Videotape, 1 hour.