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Courts in the Classroom > Justice Biographies > Justice Frank Earl Gilkison Justice Biographies

Justice Frank Earl Gilkison

(Seventy-eighth Justice)

Justice Gilkison

Justice Gilkison was born November 3, 1877 in Martin County, Indiana, and died February 25, 1955 in Indianapolis.262

He received an LL.B from Indiana University in 1901.263 He practiced law in Shoals, Indiana from 1901 to 1935, where he served as deputy prosecuting attorney from 1907 to 1909.264 He served as a circuit court judge in the 49th Circuit from 1935 to 1945 and as an Indiana Supreme Court Justice from 1945 until his death during his term of office.265








262. 3 WHO WAS WHO 324 (Marquis 1960).
263. 3 id.
264. WHO'S WHO AND WHAT'S WHAT IN INDIANA POLITICS 809 (James E. Perry ed., 1944).
265. Id.

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.