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Julian Leon Ridlen

Julian Leon Ridlen, American lawyer, investment banker. Bar: Indiana 1967, United States District Court 1967.

Background

  • Ridlen, Julian Leon was born on February 4, 1940 in Macon County, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles F. and Doris O. (Franklin) Ridlen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Anderson College, 1963. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1967.

    Career

    • Teacher Emerson Institute, Washington Hall Junior College, Washington, 1966-1968. Legal researcher National Education Association, 1967-1968. Judge Logansport City Court, Logansport, Indiana, 1969-1978.

      Partner firm Smith & Ridlen, since 1968. State treasurer State of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1979-1987. Chairman Indiana Housing Finance Authority, 1983-1987.

      1st vice president, manager Indiana Finance Office of McDonald & Company Securities, Inc., since 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1967, United States District Court 1967.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Chairman Cass County Bicentennial Committee, 1974-1976, Indiana Bond Bank, 1984-1987. President Cass County Youth Services Bureau, 1971. Vice president board directors United Fund, 1972.

    President Cass County chapter American Red Cross, 1971-1973. Vice president Mental Health Association, 1971-1973. Member Cass County Board Election Commissioners, 1970.

    Member staff Republican National Committee, 1963-1964. Member National Association State Treasurer (president 1983-1984, state and federal cash management reform task force 1983-1987), National Association State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (board directors 1983-1984), American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, Cass County Bar Association, Cass County History Society (president 1974-1978), Phi Alpha Delta. Lodges: Kiwanis, Elks, Eagles.

    Connections

    • Married Susanne Lee Smith, June 1, 1963.
    • father: Charles F. Ridlen
    • mother: Doris O. (Franklin) Ridlen
    • spouse: Susanne Lee Smith
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    Nationality
    • 1963
      Anderson College
    • 1967
      George Washington University
    • 1966 - 1968
      Teacher, Emerson Institute
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      legal researcher, National Education Association
    • 1968
      partner, firm Smith & Ridlen
    • 1969 - 1978
      judge Logansport City Court
      Logansport, Indiana, United States
    • 1979 - 1987
      state treasurer, State of Indiana
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1983 - 1987
      chairman, Indiana Housing Finance Authority
    • 1987
      1st vice president, Indiana Finance Office of McDonald & Company Securities
    • 1987
      manager, Indiana Finance Office of McDonald & Company Securities
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