Justice Biographies

Justice Moses Barnett Lairy

(Fifty-seventh Justice)

Justice Lairy

Justice Lairy was born August 13, 1859, in Cass County, Indiana, and died April 9, 1927, in Logansport, Indiana.381

He went to the public schools and then taught there following graduation. He attended Valparaiso University, and then entered the law department at the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1889. He was admitted to the Indiana bar the same year.382

He was appointed a circuit judge in 1895, and in 1910, he was elected to the Indiana Appellate Court. In 1914, he was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court and served from 1915 to 1921.383






381. In Memoriam, 198 INDIANA REPORTS xxviii, xxviii-xxx (1927).
382. Id.
383. Id. at xxix; 1 MONKS, supra note 25, at 290.

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.