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Louis Blasdel Ewbank

Louis B. Ewbank Literary Journal
6 August 1886
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
 Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, March 2006


Biographical Note:

Louis Blasdel Ewbank was born on September 5, 1864, in Guilford, Dearborn County, Indiana. In 1891, he was admitted to the Indiana bar. He practiced in the firm of Hanan, Ewbank, & Hanan in Lagrange, Indiana, (1910-1912) before moving to Indianapolis. Ewbank married Effie Shoemaker on October 17, 1893. He was a member of the Indiana Law School faculty from 1897 to 1914.

In 1914, Ewbank was elected judge of the Marion County Circuit Court. He left the Circuit Court bench in 1920 when Governor Goodrich appointed him to the Indiana Supreme Court bench following the death of Justice Harvey. Ewbank won his own six-year term in the next election and served on the Supreme Court bench until 1927. He then returned to private practice in the firm of Whitcomb, Ewbank, & Dowden. In 1940, he and his brother, Richard L. Ewbank, created their own practice.

Ewbank also authored several legal texts including Manual of Indiana Appellate Practice, Indiana Trial Practice, and Indiana Criminal Law. He was the editor of the Indiana Cumulative Digest from 1904 to 1914. He died on March 6, 1953.


Indiana Supreme Court Justice Biographies: Justice Louis B. Ewbank. Indiana Supreme Court. 16 Mar. 2006.

Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and their Books, 1917-1966. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1974.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains volume seven of a literary journal created by Louis B. Ewbank. The handwritten title page reads, in part: “Excelsior” Literary Journal, Guilford, August 6, 1886, devoted to the interests of the Guilford Literary Society, Louis B. Ewbank, Editor.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.  
1886 Aug. 6 “Excelsior,” Guilford Literary Journal v. 7

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 folder (1 item)
Collection Dates:
6 August 1886
Leobo Ewbank, 19 August 1966
Access: This collection is open for research.
Reproduction Rights:
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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