Justice Biographies

Justice Lawson Moreau Harvey

(Fifty-ninth Justice)

Justice Harvey

Justice Harvey was born December 5, 1856, in Plainfield, Indiana, and died June 25, 1920, in Indianapolis.

He was educated in the public schools of Indianapolis and attended the Indianapolis Classical School. He also studied at Butler College in Indianapolis and at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Central Law School in Indianapolis in 1882.

He entered the private practice of law, and, in 1894, he was elected to the Marion County Superior Court. After his term expired in 1898, he returned to private practice until 1907, when he returned to the bench in Marion County Superior Court. He served in this position for one year, again returning to private practice afterward. He took his seat on the Indiana Supreme Court on January 1, 1917 and died in office in 1920.334

334. 3 id. at 1163; 1 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 145, at 531; In Memoriam, 191 INDIANA REPORTS xxxii, xxxii-xxxv (1923).

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.