Beauchamp, John W.

John W. Beauchamp Oral History
1 transcript

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Marcia Caudell, September 2011

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Biographical Note

John W. Beauchamp was born on July 29, 1909 in Andrews Indiana to Ward and Cora Mason Beauchamp. The family moved to Wabash Indiana in 1913. He attended Manchester College, Kokomo Jr. College, Indiana University, Michigan University, and Harvard Law School. He married Ruby Walker on December 25, 1932. John and Ruby had two daughters, Patricia Ann (Tad) and Beverly Kay (Cookie).
After law school, Beauchamp worked for the firm of Davis, Pantzer, Baltzell, and Sparks in Indianapolis then moved back to Wabash in 1940. He was elected prosecutor in Wabash in 1942 and became a circuit court judge in 1955.

Source:  Oral History Transcript, September 11, 1974.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a transcript of an interview with John W. Beauchamp, conducted by George Dingledy with the Wabash Carnegie Public Library Oral History Program. Beauchamp discusses Beauchamp genealogy, his relationship with his father and his brother George, his childhood in small town Indiana, his college life, and working as a lawyer, a prosecutor, and judge in the Wabash Circuit Court. Beauchamp also discuses lawyers and Panzer

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Item Listing:

September 11, 1974 Transcript

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

1 transcript

Collection Dates:



Wabash Carnegie Public Library, Wabash Indiana, 11 September 1974

Access :

The collection is open for research use



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Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Wabash Carnegie Public Library, Wabash Indiana.


Materials are entirely in English

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