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19 July 1891 - 24 Mar. 1955

Paul V. McNutt was born in Franklin, Indiana. The family moved to Martinsville in 1899, and McNutt practiced law there after graduating from Harvard Law School. He served as an officer during World War I. McNutt was elected Governor of Indiana on the Democratic ticket in November 1932. In 1940, he ran for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, but was defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt. McNutt was the first U.S. Ambassador to the Phillipines (1946-1947). He then retired from public service and resumed the practice of law. His published works include a law text as well as short historical pieces on Vincennes history.

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Father Pierre Gibault. Vincennes, 1934. [ISL call number: Ip 977.201 K74 no. 11, no. 3]

Indiana General Corporation Law and Companion Acts, with Explanatory Notes by Frederick E. Schortemeier and Paul V. McNutt
. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1929. [ISL call number: I 380 I385s]
Vincennes and the Old Northwest; A Memorial Commemorating the Winning of the Old Northwest and the Achievements of George Rogers Clark and His Associates in the War of the American Revolution. Vincennes, 1933. [ISL call number: Ip 977.201 K74 no. 11]