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Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
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History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
There is very little information on his early life and background. The only record that exists states that he was appointed judge of Indiana's 12th Common Pleas District on September 30, 1861. He was elected judge of the same district in October 1862, and served on the bench until December 7, 1864, when he resigned to assume his newly-elected position on the Indiana Supreme Court. He served on the Indiana Supreme Court from January 3, 1865 to January 3, 1871. Justice Ray moved to California during the 1870s and became a judge there.452
452. 1 MONKS, supra note 25, at 256.
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.
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