The following was copied from the Iowa Supreme Court WWW site:
Maurice served on the Iowa Supreme Court from January 1,
1933, until December 31, 1938. For one term of six
months he was Chief Justice.
He was graduated from Creighton College;
Georgetown University; and in 1901 from the
University of Iowa. In that year he began the practice
of law at Davenport. From 1908 to 1912, inclusive, he
was City Attorney of Davenport and in the latter year
he became Judge of the District Court, which position
he held until resigning in 1921. From that date until
coming on the Supreme Court he engaged in private
After his retirement from the bench he again returned
to his practice in Davenport. Thereafter he served as
United States District Attorney for the southern
district of Iowa.
Maurice was also the chairman of the local democratic party in 1908,
promising to run a clean campaign.
I have a news article from the Sept. 14, 1921 Davenport paper
announcing the marriage of a Catherine Donegan to Peter Liscoe.
I don't know where or if Catherine fits into the family.
But Maurice's wife Mary's maiden name was Martin, and the
attendants at Catherine and Peter's wedding were both named
Martin. Coincidence? I don't know. Maurice's brother Michael
had a daughter Katherine of the right age, but the one in the
article was a resident of Davenport and Michael lived in Eagle Grove.
Census: 1900, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa, named Frank M. Donegan, with his brother Patrick
Census: 1920, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa
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