History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Lacon D. Stockton
LACON D. STOCKTON located in Burlington, Iowa, in 1836. He entered upon the practice of law and became one of the leading members of the bar. In politics he was a Whig but took no active part in public affairs, confining himself strictly to the duties of his profession. He was a personal friend of James W. Grimes and after the resignation of Judge Isbell from the Supreme bench, Governor Grimes on the 17th of May, 1856, appointed Mr. Stockton to fill the vacancy. In January, 1857, he was elected by the General Assembly. Under the new Constitution the judges were to be elected by the people. Judge Stockton was nominated by the Republicans and elected for a full term of six years, in October, 1859, but died on the 9th of June, 1860.