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Justice Benjamin Milton Willoughby

(Sixty-first Justice)

Justice Benjamin Milton Willoughby

Justice Willoughby was born April 8, 1855, in Ripley County, Indiana, and died June 29, 1940, in Vincennes, Indiana.553

He graduated from high school in Vincennes in 1876.554 He received an LL.B. from Cincinnati College (now the University of Cincinnati) in 1879, and was admitted to the bar that year. He was an Indiana State Representative from 1895 to 1899, and a judge for the 12th Circuit from 1912 to 1918. He served on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1919 to 1931.555








553. 1 BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY, supra note 55, at 420; but see In Memoriam, 219 INDIANA
REPORTS xlii, xlii-xliv (1942) [hereinafter Willoughby Memoriam] (giving a birth date of May 18, 1855).
554. Willoughby Memoriam, supra note 553, at xlii.
555. Id. at xliv.

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.