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Justice Gause was born August 29, 1879, in Wayne County, Indiana, and died February 15, 1944, in Indianapolis.248
He studied at Indiana University from 1898 to 1900 and graduated from the Law Division.249 He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1900 and began practice as a county attorney in New Castle.250 He served as the Henry County Attorney from 1902 to 1912, and as Henry Circuit Court Judge from 1914 to 1923.251 When Indiana Supreme Court Justice Howard Townsend died in office, Justice Gause was appointed as his successor.252 He completed Justice Townsend's term of office from November 21, 1923 to January 5, 1925, but failed to win a bid for re-election.253 He then returned to private law practice with the firm of Pickens, Gause & Pickens.254
248. 2 WHO WAS WHO 206 (Marquis 1950).
249. F.C. Gause, Former Judge, Succumbs, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Feb. 16, 1944, at 1, reprinted in 27 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 29.
250. 2 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 248, at 206.
251. 2 id.
252. 27 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 29.
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.