Justice Biographies

Justice George Lee Tremain

(Seventy-first Justice)

Justice George Lee Tremain

Justice Tremain was born April 6, 1874, near Hartsville, Indiana, and died February 8, 1948, in Greensburg, Indiana.

He received an elementary education in county schools and entered Central Normal (now Canterbury) College in Danville, Indiana, in 1894.547 He taught school from 1895 to 1898, and re-entered Central Normal College for the 1898-99 term.548 He graduated from the Indiana Law School in Indianapolis in 1900.549

He began practicing law in Greensburg in 1901, in association with Judge James K. Ewing.550 He formed a partnership with Rollin A. Turner in 1907, specializing in criminal law.551 In 1934, he was elected to the Indiana Supreme Court where he served until 1941, taking his rotation in the position of chief justice. In 1941, he returned to the practice of law in Greensburg.552




547. Ex-Judge G.L. Tremain Dies; Funeral Tomorrow, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Feb. 10, 1948,
at 12, reprinted in 33 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 50.
548. Id.
549. Id.
550. In Memoriam, 227 INDIANA REPORTS xlii, xlii (1950).
551. Biographical Sketch of George L. Tremain of Greensburg, Candidate for Judge of the
Supreme Court, INDIANAPOLIS PRESS, Apr. 21, 1900 (original publication page unknown),
reprinted in 26 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 16-17.
552. Ex-Judge G.L. Tremain Dies; Funeral Tomorrow, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Feb. 10, 1948,
at 12, reprinted in 33 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 50.

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.