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Harold Willis Handley

Harold Willis Handley, governor of Indiana, advertising agency executive. Served with Armed Forces, 1942-1946; Member American Legion, Delta Tau Delta.; Club: Lions.


  • Handley, Harold Willis was born on November 27, 1909 in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. Son of Harold Lowell and Lottie (Brackbill) Handley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1932, Doctor of Laws, Valparaiso U., 1957, Indiana U., 1957, Tri-State College (Angola, Indiana), 1958.


    • Sales representative Unagusta Furniture Corporation, Hazelwood, North Carolina, 1940-1953. Vice president Darling Motion Picture Sales, 1949-1953. Midwest sales representative John Sutherland Prodns., Hollywood, Cal, 1952.

      Indiana State senator, 1941, 49-52. Lieutenant governor, State Indiana, 1953-1957, governor, 1957-1961. Chairman of the Board Handley-Miller, Indianapolis.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyn


    Served with Armed Forces, 1942-1946. Member American Legion, Delta Tau Delta. Club: Lions.


    • Married Barbara Jean Winterble, February 17, 1944. Children: Kenneth David, Martha Jean.
    • father: Harold Lowell Handley
    • mother: Lottie (Brackbill) Handley
    • spouse: Barbara Jean Winterble
    • children: Kenneth David Handley
    • Martha Jean Handley
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    Born November 27, 1909
    Died August 30, 1972
    (aged 62)