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Justice James Peter Hughes

(Seventieth Justice)

Justice Hughes

Justice Hughes was born December 18, 1874, near Terre Haute, Indiana, and died August 30, 1961, in Greencastle, Indiana.

He received a Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) from DePauw University in 1898 and an LL.B. from Indiana University in 1900. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1900 and practiced law in Greencastle, where he was a prosecutor from 1902 to 1911, and a circuit judge from 1911 to 1933. He then served on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1933 to 1936. He practiced law until 1941 and retired to Greencastle.361

361. 4 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 227, at 472; In Memoriam, 241 INDIANA REPORTS xl-xlii (1962).

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.