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Justice Samuel Hamilton Buskirk

(Twenty-fourth Justice)

Justice Buskirk

Justice Buskirk was born January 19, 1820, in New Albany, Indiana, and died on April 3, 1879, in Indianapolis.83

He moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where he attended school and college, graduating from Indiana University in 1841.84

In 1848, he began to practice law.85 He served five terms in the Indiana House of Representatives and was named Speaker in 1862.86 On January 3, 1875, he joined the Indiana Supreme Court and served until January 1877, before retiring in Indianapolis.87

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87. 1 BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, supra note 55, at 49.

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.