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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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Justice Travis was born July 31, 1868, in La Porte County, Indiana, and died March 11, 1961, in Indianapolis.
He received an A.B. from the University of Michigan and then an LL.B. in 1894.536 He was manager for the Michigan varsity football and baseball teams for three years, and later was a sports editor for several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune.537 He was a prosecutor for a several years and served two terms on the Indiana Supreme Court, from 1921 until 1933.538 He also served on the Selective Service Appeals Board in World Wars I and II.539
536. 4 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 227, at 951.
537. In Memoriam, 240 INDIANA REPORTS xlviii, xlviii (1961) [hereinafter Travis Memoriam].
538. 4 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 227, at 951.
539. Travis Memoriam, supra note 537, at xlix.
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.