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Justice Montgomery was born April 27, 1859, near Seymour, Indiana, and died May 5, 1936, in Seymour.414
He attended public schools until he was seventeen. He entered Hanover College and graduated from the classical department in 1881. He taught school for three years and studied law during vacations. He was admitted to the bar in 1884 and maintained a solo practice for over twenty years.
He was the city attorney of Seymour for ten years and held no other office until he was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court. He served from January 1905 until January 1911. He returned to Seymour to practice law and serve as a bank officer.415
414. 1 WHO WAS WHO, supra note 145, at 856.
415. 1 MONKS, supra note 25, at 285-86.
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.