Justice Biographies

Justice Dixon Wright Prentice

(Ninety-seventh Justice)

Justice Dixon Wright Prentice

Justice Prentice was born June 3, 1919, in Sellersburg, Indiana.*

He received an LL.B. from Indiana University in 1942 and was subsequently admitted to the bar. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the Navy.449 He practiced law in Sellersburg from 1946 until 1970. He served on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1971 to 1985. He also served as a commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform State Laws.450

* Justice Prentice passed away on July 20, 2014.
449. WHO'S WHO 2253-54 (Marquis, 44th ed. 1986).
450. Three Judges Subject to Bar Poll, 20 RES GESTAE 344, 344-45 (1976).

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.