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Lawyer Politicians in Indiana, G

  Clinton Alexander Galbraith (b. 1860) — of Oklahoma; Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii. Born in Hartsville, Bartholomew County, Ind., March 6, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; Oklahoma territory attorney general, 1893-97; justice of Hawaii territorial supreme court, 1900-01. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph William Galbraith and Elizabeth Galbraith; married, December 22, 1886, to Nora J. Harman.
  James Edward Garrigues (b. 1852) — also known as James E. Garrigues — of Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa; Greeley, Weld County, Colo.; Denver, Colo. Born in Dearborn County, Ind., October 6, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; district attorney 8th District, 1888-94; district judge in Colorado 8th District, 1903-10; justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1910-21; chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1919-21. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Relatives: Son of James Miller Garrigues and Harriet (Tuthill) Garrigues; married, May 3, 1880, to Clara L. Boehner (died 1896); married, January 19, 1911, to Alice Roberts.
  Wynne C. Garvin (1909-1973) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Francesville, Pulaski County, Ind., January 28, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 3rd District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, Elks. Died in 1973 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Garvin and Mary (Hibaugh) Garvin; married to Mary Emma Menafee.
  Robert Edwards Gates (1920-1994) — also known as Robert E. Gates — of Indiana. Born in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., November 19, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate in primary for Governor of Indiana, 1964. Member, American Legion. Died in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., March 22, 1994 (age 73 years, 123 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Ralph Fesler Gates (1893-1978).
  Political family: Gates family of Columbia City, Indiana.
  Frank E. Gilkison (c.1878-1955) — of Shoals, Martin County, Ind. Born about 1878. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Indiana, 1935-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1945-55; died in office 1955; chief justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1954-55; died in office 1955. Stricken with a heart attack at breakfast, and died, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., February 25, 1955 (age about 77 years). Burial location unknown.
  Courtland Craig Gillen (1880-1954) — also known as Courtland C. Gillen — of Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind. Born in Roachdale, Putnam County, Ind., July 3, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1931-33; circuit judge in Indiana, 1934-40. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died September 1, 1954 (age 74 years, 60 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Columbus Gillen and Rachel E. (Edwards) Gillen; married 1922 to Nelle F. Williams.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Abner L. Gilstrap (born c.1814) — of Macon, Macon County, Mo. Born in Indiana, about 1814. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 7th District, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  John S. Gonas (b. 1907) — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born in Crossfork, Potter County, Pa., May 14, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1936-38; member of Indiana state senate, 1940-48; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1946; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1948; probate judge in Indiana, 1949-58; Judge, Indiana Appellate Court, 1960-72. Ukrainian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Phi Kappa Theta; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Gonas and Hazel (Stranka) Gonas; married 1937 to Theodosia Bonder.
  James Putnam Goodrich (1864-1940) — also known as James P. Goodrich — of Winchester, Randolph County, Ind. Born in Winchester, Randolph County, Ind., February 18, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; receiver, Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville Railroad; director, Union Heat, Light and Power Co.; Indiana Republican state chair, 1901-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1908, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940; member of Republican National Committee from Indiana, 1912; Governor of Indiana, 1917-21. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died August 15, 1940 (age 76 years, 179 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Bell Goodrich and Elizabeth Putnam (Edger) Goodrich; married 1888 to Cora Frist.
  Books about James P. Goodrich: Benjamin D. Rhodes, James P. Goodrich, Indiana's 'Governor Strangelove' : A Republican's Infatuation With Soviet Russia
  Jonathan W. Gordon (1820-1887) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Pennsylvania, August 13, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; physician; poet; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1856; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1857-60. Died in 1887 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Gordon and Sarah (Walton) Gordon; married 1843 to Catherine J. Overturf.
  Willis Arnold Gorman (1816-1876) — also known as Willis A. Gorman — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born near Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., January 12, 1816. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1841-44; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1849-53; Governor of Minnesota Territory, 1853-57; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention, 1857; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Catholic. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 20, 1876 (age 60 years, 129 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of David Gorman and Elizabeth Gorman.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
Joseph V. Graff Joseph Verdi Graff (1854-1921) — also known as Joseph V. Graff — of Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill.; Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., July 1, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1892; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1895-1911 (14th District 1895-97, 5th District 1897-99, 14th District 1899-1903, 16th District 1903-11). Died in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., November 10, 1921 (age 67 years, 132 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Robert Allen Grant (1905-1998) — also known as Robert A. Grant — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind.; Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Born near Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind., July 31, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, 1957-72; took senior status 1972. Died March 2, 1998 (age 92 years, 214 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Finly Hutchinson Gray (1863-1947) — also known as Finly H. Gray — of Connersville, Fayette County, Ind. Born near Orange, Fayette County, Ind., July 21, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Connersville, Ind., 1904-10; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1911-17, 1933-39 (6th District 1911-17, 10th District 1933-39). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Moose. Died in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., May 8, 1947 (age 83 years, 291 days). Interment at Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Dwight Herbert Green (1897-1958) — also known as Dwight H. Green — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ligonier, Noble County, Ind., January 9, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1931-35; candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1939; Governor of Illinois, 1941-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1944 (speaker), 1948 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Kappa Sigma; Phi Alpha Delta; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Military Order of the World Wars. Died February 20, 1958 (age 61 years, 42 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Harry Green and Minnie (Gerber) Green; married, June 29, 1926, to Mabel Victoria Kingston.
  See also NNDB dossier
  George S. Green (1809-1857) — of Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Ind. Born in Washington, Mason County, Ky., March 4, 1809. Lawyer; probate judge in Indiana, 1831-34; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1834-35. Died in Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Ind., September 11, 1857 (age 48 years, 191 days). Interment at Templeton Cemetery, Black Township, Posey County, Ind.
  Henry I. Green (b. 1875) — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill.; Urbana, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Danville, Hendricks County, Ind., September 5, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 24th District, 1920-22; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920 (alternate), 1948. Burial location unknown.
  John Green (1807-1887) — of Tipton, Tipton County, Ind. Born in Yancey County, N.C., May 20, 1807. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1857-59, 1869-71; common pleas court judge in Indiana, 1860-64; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868. Presbyterian. Died in Tipton, Tipton County, Ind., August 31, 1887 (age 80 years, 103 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton County, Ind.
William L. Greene William Laury Greene (1849-1899) — also known as William L. Greene — of Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind.; Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Pike County, Ind., October 3, 1849. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 12th District, 1895-97; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1897-99; died in office 1899. Died March 11, 1899 (age 49 years, 159 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Neb.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Arthur Herbert Greenwood (1880-1963) — also known as Arthur H. Greenwood — of Washington, Daviess County, Ind. Born near Plainville, Daviess County, Ind., January 31, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1923-39 (2nd District 1923-33, 7th District 1933-39); defeated, 1944. Baptist. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 26, 1963 (age 83 years, 85 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John R. Gregg — of Sandborn, Knox County, Ind. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1986-2002; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1996-2002; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008; interim president, Vincennes University, 2003-04. Still living as of 2008.
  Andrew Dean Gresham (1868-1950) — also known as A. D. Gresham — of Parkville, Platte County, Mo.; Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Lebanon, Boone County, Ind., January 5, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; Platte County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-15; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Platte County, 1921-22. Died in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., January 27, 1950 (age 82 years, 22 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Larkin Webster Gresham (1839-1892) and Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) Gresham (1843-1930); married, August 20, 1893, to Edna Richter (1878-1962).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Fremont Griffin (1857-1902) — also known as Charles F. Griffin — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., June 10, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Indiana, 1887-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1892. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., December 21, 1902 (age 45 years, 194 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Elihu Griffin (1830-1887) and Melissa (Scott) Griffin; married 1881 to Edith Burhans (1857-1925).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Francis M. Griffith Francis Marion Griffith (1849-1927) — also known as Francis M. Griffith — of Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Moorefield, Switzerland County, Ind., August 21, 1849. Democrat. School teacher; Switzerland County School Superintendent, 1873; lawyer; Switzerland County Treasurer, 1875-77; member of Indiana state senate, 1887-94; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1891-94; candidate for Indiana state attorney general, 1894; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1897-1905; circuit judge in Indiana 5th District, 1916-22. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., February 8, 1927 (age 77 years, 171 days). Interment at Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Ind.
  Presumably named for: Francis Marion
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  John Lewis Griffiths (1855-1914) — also known as John L. Griffiths — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 7, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1887; Indiana reporter of state courts, 1889-93; U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1905-09; U.S. Consul General in London, 1909-14, died in office 1914. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Died, of a heart seizure, in London, England, May 17, 1914 (age 58 years, 222 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of David G. Griffiths and Elizabeth (Hughes) Griffiths; married, June 5, 1889, to Caroline Henderson.
  Glenn Hasenfratz Griswold (1890-1940) — also known as Glenn Griswold — of Peru, Miami County, Ind. Born in New Haven, Franklin County, Mo., January 20, 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Miami County Prosecuting Attorney, 1925-26; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-39 (11th District 1931-33, 5th District 1933-39). Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Peru, Miami County, Ind., December 5, 1940 (age 50 years, 320 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Peru, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvanus C. Griswold and Annie Louise (Hasenfratz) Griswold; married, November 27, 1913, to Edith Connally.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ralph Waldo Gwinn (1884-1962) — also known as Ralph W. Gwinn — of Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., March 29, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; writer; U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1945-59; defeated, 1940, 1942. Methodist or Christian Reformed. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons. Died of a heart attack, in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., February 27, 1962 (age 77 years, 335 days). Interment at Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Harvey Gwinn and Edith (Harvey) Gwinn; married, June 30, 1908, to Essie O'Daniel.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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