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Lawyer Politicians in Indiana, I-K

  Amos Wade Jackson (b. 1904) — of Versailles, Ripley County, Ind. Born in Versailles, Ripley County, Ind., June 25, 1904. Lawyer; Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, 1937-40; president, Bank of Versailles; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1959-. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rowland H. Jackson and Georgia W. (Frohlinger) Jackson; married, August 20, 1927, to Lola M. Raper.
  Edward L. Jackson (1873-1954) — also known as Ed Jackson — of New Castle, Henry County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Orleans, Orange County, Ind. Born in Howard County, Ind., December 27, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Henry County Prosecuting Attorney, 1903-05; circuit judge in Indiana, 1909-14; secretary of state of Indiana, 1917, 1921-25; defeated, 1914; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Indiana, 1925-29; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; American Legion. Charged with bribery; tried and found not guilty. Died November 18, 1954 (age 80 years, 326 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Orleans, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Presley E. Jackson and Elizabeth (Howell) Jackson; married to Rosa Wilkinson and Lida Beatty.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Samuel Dillon Jackson (1895-1951) — also known as Samuel D. Jackson — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind. Born in Allen County, Ind., May 28, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney, 1924-28; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 12th District, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940 (alternate), 1944 (Permanent Chair; chair, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1948; Indiana state attorney general, 1940-41; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1944; appointed 1944. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., March 8, 1951 (age 55 years, 284 days). Interment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Isaiah H. Jackson and Minnie (Whittenberger) Jackson; married, December 26, 1914, to Anna Fern Bennett.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (1932-2013) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., February 24, 1932. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1959-61; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1965-73, 1975-97 (11th District 1965-73, 1975-83, 10th District 1983-97); defeated, 1962, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1968, 1996. Catholic. Member, American Legion. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 29, 2013 (age 81 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Jacobs, Sr. (1906-1992); married 1976 to Martha Elizabeth Keys.
  Political family: Jacobs family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  Cross-reference: Julia Carson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Ovid Butler Jameson (1854-1915) — of Indiana. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., July 17, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1885-86. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., January 15, 1915 (age 60 years, 182 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of John Stevenson Tarkington; brother-in-law of Newton Booth Tarkington; father of John Tarkington Jameson (1889-1963) and Donald Ovid Butler Jameson.
  Political family: Booth-Tarkington-Jameson family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  William Ezra Jenner (1908-1985) — also known as William E. Jenner — of Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind. Born in Marengo, Crawford County, Ind., July 21, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1934-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1944-45, 1947-59; Indiana Republican state chair, 1945; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956, 1960; States Rights candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1956. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., March 9, 1985 (age 76 years, 231 days). Interment at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, Bedford, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of L. Lenwood Jenner and Jane (MacDonald) Jenner; married, June 30, 1933, to Janet Cuthill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Jonathan Jennings (1784-1834) — of Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. Born in Readington, Hunterdon County, N.J., March 27, 1784. Democrat. Lawyer; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Indiana Territory, 1809-16; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; Governor of Indiana, 1816-22; resigned 1822; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1822-31 (at-large 1822-23, 2nd District 1823-31). Member, Freemasons. Died near Charlestown, Clark County, Ind., July 26, 1834 (age 50 years, 121 days). Interment at Charlestown Cemetery, Charlestown, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Jennings (1744-1813) and Mary (Kennedy) Jennings; married 1811 to Ann Gilmore Hay (1792-1826); married 1827 to Clarissa Barbee.
  Jennings County, Ind. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Webster Jewett (1884-1961) — also known as Charles W. Jewett — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., January 7, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Marion County Republican Party, 1914-16; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1918-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1920 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940 (alternate); candidate in primary for Governor of Indiana, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1938. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died April 28, 1961 (age 77 years, 111 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Parker Jewett and Mary Alma (Aten) Jewett; married, October 25, 1911, to Elizabeth Dougherty.
  Clark Wesley Johnson, Sr. (1848-1925) — also known as C. W. Johnson — of Graham, Young County, Tex. Born in Indiana, August 11, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1920. Died in Graham, Young County, Tex., February 6, 1925 (age 76 years, 179 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Myra (Allen) Johnson (1820-1854) and John Whitted Johnson (1823-1904); married to Martha Blanche Eichelberger (1860-1951); father of Clark Wesley Johnson, Jr. (1894-1970).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Stockton Johnson (1857-1933) — also known as Edwin S. Johnson — of Armour, Douglas County, S.Dak.; Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born near Spencer, Owen County, Ind., February 26, 1857. Democrat. Clothing merchant; banker; lawyer; Douglas County State's Attorney, 1893; member of South Dakota state senate 8th District, 1895-96; candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1912; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1915-21. Died July 19, 1933 (age 76 years, 143 days). Interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Armour, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Allison C. Johnson and Emily J. (Brenton) Johnson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Hale Johnson Hale Johnson (1847-1902) — of Newton, Jasper County, Ill. Born in Montgomery County, Ind., August 21, 1847. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; mayor of Newton, Ill.; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1896. Disciples of Christ. While attempting to collect a debt from a farmer, the debtor, Harry Harris, shot and killed him, in Bogota, Jasper County, Ill., November 4, 1902 (age 55 years, 75 days). Harris was arrested that day, but poisoned himself on the way to jail. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Newton, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Johnson; married 1871 to Mary E. Loofbourrow (1848-1944).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
Henry U. Johnson Henry Underwood Johnson (1850-1939) — also known as Henry U. Johnson — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Ind., October 28, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1876-80; member of Indiana state senate, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1891-99. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., June 4, 1939 (age 88 years, 219 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Noble Jacob Johnson (1887-1968) — also known as Noble J. Johnson — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 23, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1925-31, 1939-48 (5th District 1925-31, 6th District 1939-48); defeated, 1930 (5th District), 1936 (6th District); Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1948-58. Died March 17, 1968 (age 80 years, 207 days). Interment at Bethesda Cemetery, West Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham S. Johnson and Ida M. Johnson; married, October 6, 1913, to Mercy Chase Broadhurst.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Wallace Jones (1804-1896) — also known as George W. Jones — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., April 12, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1835-36; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1836-39; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848-59; U.S. Minister to New Grenada, 1859-61. Welsh ancestry. In 1861, was arrested in New York City by order of Secretary of State William H. Seward on a charge of disloyalty, based on correspondence with his friend Jefferson Davis; imprisoned for 64 days; released by order of President Abraham Lincoln. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, July 22, 1896 (age 92 years, 101 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Rice Jones (1759-1824); brother-in-law of John Scott (1782-1861) and Andrew Scott; brother of Myers F. Jones and John Rice Jones (1792-1845); uncle of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  Jones County, Iowa is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Garrard Jones (1814-1872) — also known as James G. Jones — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., July 3, 1814. Lawyer; mayor of Evansville, Ind., 1847-53; Indiana state attorney general, 1860-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Indiana, 1869. Episcopalian. Died in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., April 5, 1872 (age 57 years, 277 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Ind.
  Relatives: Married 1838 to Rose Ann Rappelye; father-in-law of Eccles G. Van Riper (1841-?).
  John Rice Jones (1759-1824) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Vincennes, Knox County, Ind.; Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill.; Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born in Mallwyd, Gwynedd, Wales, February 11, 1759. Lawyer; member Indiana territorial council, 1805-08; member of Missouri territorial legislature, 1814; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1820; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1820-24; appointed 1820; died in office 1824. Welsh ancestry. Died in St. Louis, Mo., February 1, 1824 (age 64 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Jones; married 1781 to Eliza Powell (died 1787); married, February 11, 1791, to Mary Barger; father of Rice Jones (murdered 1808), John Rice Jones and George Wallace Jones (1804-1896); grandfather of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article
William A. Jones William Atkinson Jones (1849-1918) — also known as William A. Jones — of Warsaw, Richmond County, Va. Born in Warsaw, Richmond County, Va., March 21, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1880, 1896, 1900; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1891-1918; died in office 1918. Died in Warsaw, Richmond County, Va., April 17, 1918 (age 69 years, 27 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Warsaw, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Claude Douglas Motley (1863-1950).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  James Henry Jordan (1842-1912) — also known as James H. Jordan — of Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. Born in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Va., December 21, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Indiana Republican State Central Committee, 1880-86; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1895-1903. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in 1912 (age about 69 years). Interment at New South Park Cemetery, Martinsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Charles B. Jordan and Elizabeth R. Jordan; married 1886 to Emma R. Johnson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Scott Justice (1912-1992) — of Cass County, Ind. Born in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., March 8, 1912. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1945-48, 1951-52; defeated, 1948; member of Indiana state senate, 1957-60; defeated, 1960. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Farm Bureau; Toastmasters; United Commercial Travelers; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died December 9, 1992 (age 80 years, 276 days). Interment at Keeps Creek Cemetery, Clymers, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Ethel B. (Scott) Justice (1887-1963) and Robert Owen Justice (1888-1962); brother of William Franklin Justice (1914-1996); married 1942 to Catherine Augusta Leirer (1920-1997).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Winfield Karber (1914-1976) — also known as James W. Karber — of Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ill., July 8, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; Gallatin County State's Attorney, 1936-40; member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1941-44; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1946-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., September, 1976 (age 62 years, 0 days). Interment at Union Ridge Cemetery, Herald, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of James F. Karber and Myrtle C. (Tyer) Karber; married to Irma Cox.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles P. Kellison (1850-1921) — of Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind. Born near Hornellsville (now Hornell), Steuben County, N.Y., June 17, 1850. Democrat. Physician; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1885-87; hotel proprietor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1896. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died, of cancer, in Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind., January 27, 1921 (age 70 years, 224 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of James Kellison (1815-1864) and Elizabeth (Meek) Kellison (1823-1903); married, April 12, 1877, to Ellen Augusta Cross (1855-1936); married, October 17, 1894, to Flora (Schilt) Milleman (1859-1925); married, December 23, 1905, to Etta Florence Gibbons.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John W. Kern John Worth Kern (1849-1917) — also known as John W. Kern — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Alto, Howard County, Ind., December 20, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1870; Indiana reporter of state courts, 1885-89; member of Indiana state senate, 1893-97; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1900, 1904; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1908, 1912 (chair, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1916; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1911-17; defeated, 1916. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died of tuberculosis and uremic poisoning, in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., August 17, 1917 (age 67 years, 240 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Botetourt County, Va.; reinterment in 1929 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Jacob Kern and Nancy (Ligget) Kern; married, November 10, 1869, to Annie Hazzard (died 1884); married, December 23, 1885, to Araminta Cooper; father of John Worth Kern, Jr. (1900-1971).
  Political family: Kern family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1908
  John Worth Kern, Jr. (1900-1971) — also known as John W. Kern — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., July 7, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; superior court judge in Indiana, 1931-34; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1935-37; resigned 1937. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons. At age 8, his legs were paralyzed by polio. Died January 29, 1971 (age 70 years, 206 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Worth Kern and Araminta Cooper Kern (1866?-1951); married, April 30, 1927, to Bernice Winn.
  Political family: Kern family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
  John Franklin Kibbey (1826-1900) — also known as John F. Kibbey — of Indiana. Born in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., May 4, 1826. Lawyer; Indiana state attorney general, 1862; district judge in Indiana 6th District, 1865-73; circuit judge in Indiana, 1873-85. Presbyterian. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., October 10, 1900 (age 74 years, 159 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Crane Kibbey (1783-1860) and Mary (Espy) Kibbey; married, May 5, 1852, to Caroline E. Cunningham; father of Joseph Henry Kibbey (1853-1924).
  Political family: Burbank-Morton-Kibbey-Cunningham family of Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph J. Kowalski (1911-1967) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., February 19, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; international representative, AFL-CIO; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1949-67 (Wayne County 1st District 1949-54, Wayne County 10th District 1955-64, 19th District 1965-67); defeated, 1946; died in office 1967; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1965-66; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964. Member, United Auto Workers. Died in 1967 (age about 56 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Lorraine Kapp.
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