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14 July 1887 - 11 Sept. 1978
Curtis G. Shake was born in Knox County, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1909 and practiced primarily in Vincennes, Indiana. From 1939 to 1946, he was an Indiana Supreme Court Justice. He was also the Executive Presiding Judge of the United States War Crimes Tribunal that tried I. G. Farben Industries officials in Nuremberg, Germany. Many of his publications relate to Vincennes, where he spent most of his life.
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The First Capitol of Indiana Territory (1800-1913) and of the District of Louisiana. Vincennes: Vincennes Fortnightly Club, 1934. [ISL call number: Ip 977.201 K74 no. 13]
General Washington Johnston: An Early Opponent of Slavery. 1929. [ISL call number: Ip 923 J73 no. 1]
A History of Vincennes University. Vincennes: Vincennes University, 1928. [ISL call number: Ip 378 V767 no. 10]
The Old Cathedral and Its Environs. Vincennes: Old Cathedral Association, 1944. [ISL call number: I 282 S527o]
A Naval History of Vincennes, Indiana. Evansville, IN: Keller-Crescent Co., 1936. [ISL call number: Ip 977.201 K74 no. 16]
Vincennes University Buildings Through 150 Years. Vincennes: Vincennes University, 1955. [ISL call number: Ip 378 V767 no. 33]