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30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
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Justice Zollars was born September 3, 1839, in Licking County, Ohio, and died December 20, 1909, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in or about 1863 with an A.B. He briefly studied law in Ohio before he entered the University of Michigan Law School, where he received an LL.B. in 1866.568 He was the Fort Wayne City Attorney from 1869 to 1875, and appointed as the first judge of the Allen Superior Court in 1877.569 He was an Indiana State Representative in 1869, and served as an Indiana Supreme Court Justice from 1883 to 1889. He ran for a second term in 1888, but was defeated along with the rest of the Democratic ticket that year.570
568. 1 BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, supra note 55, at 434.
570. Id.; MEN OF PROGRESS, INDIANA, supra note 20, at 130-32.
Source: Browning, Minde C., Richard Humphrey, and Bruce Kleinschmidt. "Biographical Sketches of Indiana Supreme Court Justices." Indiana Law Review: Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997. View this source in PDF format.