The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Court in Indiana

U.S. District Judges for Indiana, 1817-1928 (may be incomplete!)
Benjamin Parke 1817-35 Jesse Lynch Holman 1835-42 Elisha M. Huntington 1842-62 Caleb B. Smith 1862-64 David McDonald 1864-69 Walter Q. Gresham 1869-83 William Allen Woods 1883-92 John Harris Baker 1892-1902 Albert Barnes Anderson 1902-25 Robert C. Baltzell 1925-28 Thomas Whitten Slick 1925-28

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1842 Mar 28: Jesse Lynch Holman, died in office.
  • 1864 Jan 7: Caleb B. Smith, died in office.
  • 1869 Aug 25: David McDonald, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of Indiana, 1928-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Thomas Whitten Slick 1928-43 Luther Merritt Swygert 1943-61 William Lynn Parkinson 1954-57 Robert A. Grant 1957-72 George N. Beamer 1962-74 Jesse Ernest Eschbach 1962-81 Allen Sharp 1973-2007 Phil M. McNagny, Jr. 1976-81 James Tyne Moody 1982-2003 Robert Lowell Miller, Jr. 1985-2016 Philip P. Simon 2003- Theresa Lazar Springmann 2003- Jon E. DeGuilio 2010-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1943 Sep 16: Thomas Whitten Slick, retired.
  • 1972: Robert A. Grant, took senior status.
  • 1974 Oct 21: George N. Beamer, died in office.
  • 1981 Mar 28: Phil M. McNagny, Jr., died in office.
  • 2003 Jun 17: James Tyne Moody, took senior status.
  • 2007 Nov 1: Allen Sharp, took senior status.
  • 2016 Jan 11: Robert Lowell Miller, Jr., took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of Indiana, 1928-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert C. Baltzell 1928-50 William Elwood Steckler 1950-86 Samuel Hugh Dillin 1961-93 James E. Noland 1966-86 Gene Edward Brooks 1979-96 Sarah Evans Barker 1984- Larry J. McKinney 1987-2009 David Frank Hamilton 1994-2009 Jane Elizabeth Magnus-Stinson 2010-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1950 Jan 19: Robert C. Baltzell, took senior status.
  • 1986 Dec 31: James E. Noland, took senior status; William Elwood Steckler, took senior status.
  • 1993 Mar 31: Samuel Hugh Dillin, took senior status.
  • 1996 Dec 31: Gene Edward Brooks, resigned.
  • 2009 Jul 4: Larry J. McKinney, took senior status.
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