Neuman Inducted into Iowa Women's Hall of Fame

Aug 21, 2015

A Quad Cities woman will be inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame tomorrow. Linda Neuman, from LeClaire, was the first woman to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court. And will be one of four women recognized at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. 

Linda Neuman
Credit Iowa Women's Hall of Fame

Chair of the selection committee, Phyllis Peters, says up to 4 women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame each year since 1975. 

Peters says Neuman was appointed in 1982, to serve as a district court judge for the 7th Judicial District of Iowa. She was only the second woman in Iowa to be appointed to such a position. And in 1986, joined the Iowa Supreme Court.

Neuman will be honored alongside the first female president of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Joyce Chapman, the superintendent of the US Air Force Academy, Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson, and the first chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Marsha Ternus. 

Iowa residents nominate women each year for induction into the Women's Hall of Fame. And, each year a committee selects exceptional women, who are champions of women's rights.

The Iowa Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held tomorrow at 10 am. It coincides with Iowa's Women Equality Day.