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Courts in the Classroom > Justice Biographies > Justice Donald Herbert Hunter Justice Biographies

Justice Donald Herbert Hunter

(Ninety-fourth Justice)

Justice Hunter

Justice Hunter was born October 21, 1911, in Anderson, Indiana, and died October 27, 1991, in LaGrange, Indiana.

In 1937 he received an LL.B. from the Lincoln Law School and was admitted to the Indiana bar. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives, as a deputy attorney general of Indiana, as a hearing officer with the Public Service Commission, and then from 1948 to 1962 as a circuit judge. In 1963, he joined the Indiana Court of Appeals, and was chief judge in 1966. In 1967, he joined the Indiana Supreme Court. He served as a justice until 1985, when he reached the mandatory age of retirement.362

He was also a member of the Indiana Constitutional Revision Commission from 1967 to 1971.363





362. Obituaries, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Oct. 29, 1991, at D9.
363. WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 1592 (Marquis, 43rd ed. 1984); Judicial Retention Subject of Bar Poll, 26 RES GESTAE 108, 108 (1982).

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.