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Courts in the Classroom > Justice Biographies > Justice Michael Louis Fansler Justice Biographies

Justice Michael Louis Fansler

(Sixty-ninth Justice)

Justice Fansler

Justice Fansler was born on July 4, 1883, in Logansport, Indiana, and died July 26, 1963, in Indianapolis.225

He attended the University of Notre Dame from 1901 to 1905 and was admitted to the bar in 1905.226

He held various positions, first, as an assistant prosecuting attorney and then as a Cass County Prosecutor, from 1906 to 1914.227 He entered private practice, until he was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court.228 He served two terms on the Indiana Supreme Court, from January 1933 to January 1945.229

He chaired the Indiana Judicial Council from 1951 to 1960.230




225. Deaths of Indiana Lawyers, RES GESTAE, July 1963, at 29, 29.
226. Id.
227. 4 WHO WAS WHO 298 (Marquis 1968).
228. 4 id.
229. 4 id.
230. Deaths, supra note 226, at 29.

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.