Judge Bower Investiture April 5, 2012 Print
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Written by Iowa Judicial Branch   
Monday, 02 April 2012 07:20

Des Moines, March 28, 2012 — On Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Appellate Court Judge Thomas N. Bower will take the oath of office in a public ceremony in the supreme court courtroom in the Judicial Branch Building. Judge Bower, 51, fills the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge Rosemary Sackett retired.

Judge Bower, Cedar Falls, was appointed to the district associate court bench in 1993 and the district court bench in 1995. He was appointed Chief Judge of the First District in 2010. He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in 1984 and his law degree from Drake University in 1987. Before becoming a judge, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Ames and as an Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney. Judge Bower helped to establish the Black Hawk County Adult Drug Court program in 2006 and a mental health court program in 2009. Judge Bower is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Black Hawk County Bar, and the Iowa Judges Association.

Judge Bower is married and has two sons.

Media Advisory: The court will allow cameras and audio recording equipment in the courtroom subject to available space. If you wish to be present for the entire ceremony and have camera and recording equipment to install, please arrive twenty minutes in advance of the ceremony. If you wish to record only a portion of the proceedings inside the courtroom, please call Steve Davis to make arrangements. The media room will also be open for use by the media. For questions about equipment set-up, contact Jim Evans at 281-5241.


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