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Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
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Public Education Programs
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from the National Council
on Public History
Justice Myers was born September 1, 1853, near Logansport, Indiana, and died December 27, 1921, in Indianapolis.422
In 1875, he received a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the student newspaper. In 1875, he studied law with the city attorney of Logansport for more than one year and then attended the Union (now Albany) Law School at Albany, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Laws in 1877. He was admitted to the Cass County bar in 1877 and worked in several law partnerships in Logansport.423 He was the Logansport City Attorney from 1885 to 1887 and twice was Cass County Attorney, from 1895 to 1897 and from 1903 to 1909. He was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court and served one term (1909 to 1915). He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for governor in 1916.424 He then returned to private practice in Indianapolis.425
422. In Memoriam, 191 INDIANA REPORTS xlii, xlii-xlviii (1923) [hereinafter Myers Memoriam]; 1 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 145, at 886; but see 1 MONKS, supra note 25, at 287 (stating that Myers' date of death was December 21, 1921).
423. Myers Memoriam, supra note 422, at xlii.
424. Id. at xliii.
425. 1 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 145, at 886.
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.