Joseph Marcus Beck by David J. Gue. 1823-1893. Lawyer, judge. Born at Clermont, Ohio, April 2 1823. Removed to Fort Madison, Iowa, 1847. Judge Iowa Supreme Court, 1868-1891; his term was longer than that of any other judge on Supreme Court Bench, and his decisions run through sixty-two volumes of Iowa Reports. Died at Fort Madison, Iowa, May 30, 1893.
Portrait of a man; seated facing forward with hands resting on cane; dark suit and bow tie; light hair and beard, slightly balding; dark background and red chair. Gilded frame with floral design. 45 x 38"
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