Justice Biographies

Justice Walter Myers, Jr.

(Ninetieth Justice)

Justice Walter Myers, Jr.

Justice Myers was born on June 9, 1914, in Indianapolis, and died June 2, 1967, in Indianapolis.

He attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis. He graduated from Yale University in 1935, and received a law degree from Yale Law School in 1938.

He opened a legal practice in Indianapolis in 1939. Myers also lectured in business law at Butler University beginning in 1943. He was elected in 1958 to a four-year term on the Indiana Appellate Court where he served until 1962. He was then elected to the Indiana Supreme Court, where he served from January 7, 1963, until his death in 1967.426

426. In Memoriam, 246 INDIANA REPORTS lv, lv-lxiv (1968); Walter Myers, Jr. Is Dead at 52, INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, June 2, 1967, at 1, reprinted in 66 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 75.

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.