Justice Biographies

Justice Howard Sloan Young, Sr.

(Seventy-sixth Justice)

Justice Howard Sloan Young, Sr.

Justice Young was born August 7, 1879, in Indianapolis, and died October 14, 1961, in Indianapolis.

He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1898, and received a law degree from the Indiana Law School in 1903. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1903.564 He was U.S. Commissioner from 1920 to 1944. He practiced law from 1904 to 1944. He began as a solo practitioner, joined the law firm of Elam, Fesler, Elam & Young in 1916 and remained in the firm when it reorganized as Fesler, Elam, Young, & Fauvre in 1932.565 He served as president of the Indianapolis Bar Association from 1931 to 1932, and as a member of the Indianapolis School Board.566 He was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court in 1944 and served from January 1, 1945 to January 1, 1951, at which time he returned to the practice of law with his son, Howard S. Young, Jr.567

564. Harvey Grabill et al., In Memoriam, 241 INDIANA REPORTS xliii, xliii (1962).
565. Id.
566. Id.
567. Howard Young Dies; High Court Ex-Judge, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Oct. 15, 1961, sec. 3,
at 23, reprinted in 58 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 119; 6 WHO WAS WHO 452
(Marquis, 1976); In Memoriam, 241 INDIANA REPORTS xliii, xliii-xliv (1962).

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.