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Lawyer , investment banker

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


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


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


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.


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


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.


Married Susanne Lee Smith, June 1, 1963.

Charles F. Ridlen

Doris O. (Franklin) Ridlen

Susanne Lee Smith