Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Court History and
Public Education Programs
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
(One hundred fourth Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court and Senior Judge of Court of Appeals)
Theodore R. Boehm was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor (later Senator) Evan Bayh in 1996 and retired from the Indiana Supreme Court on September 30, 2010. He served as a Senior Judge for the Court of Appeals of Indiana from October 1, 2010 to December 30, 2010. Currently, he is serving as a Senior Judge at the trial court level.
He grew up in Indianapolis, received his A.B. from Brown University in 1960, summa cum laude, and graduated magna cum laude in 1963 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court. In 1964 he joined the Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels where he became a partner in 1970 and managing partner in 1980. In 1988 Justice Boehm joined General Electric as General Counsel of GE Appliances and in 1989 became Vice President and General Counsel of GE Aircraft Engines. In 1991 he joined Eli Lilly and Company and returned to Baker & Daniels in 1995.
Justice Boehm was Chairman and CEO of the organizing committee for the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, and was the first President and CEO of Indiana Sports Corporation, President of the Penrod Society, and a principal organizer of the Economic Club of Indianapolis. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Brown University, and currently serves as Chair of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission; and Director of Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc. and the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association.
He is married and has four grown daughters and six grandchildren.