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governor of Indiana , lawyer

Roger Douglas Branigin, governor of Indiana, lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit. Honorary fellow Lilly Library Indiana U.


Branigin, Roger Douglas was born on July 26, 1902 in Franklin, Indiana, United States. Son of Elba L. and Zula (Francis) Branigin.


Bachelor of Arts, Franklin College, 1923, Doctor of Laws, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Butler U., Indiana U., Indiana State University, Vincennes U.


Bar, 1926; deputy prosecuting attorney, Franklin, Indiana, 1926-1929. Counsel Federal Land Bank and Farm Credit Administration, Louisville, 1930-1938, general counsel, 1932-1938. Private practice law, 1938-1942, 46-65.

Governor State ofInd., 1965-1969. Practiced in Lafayette, Indiana, 1969-1975. Director, National Homes Corporation, Lafayette National Bank, General Telephone Сompany of Indiana, Inc., Lafayette Life Insurance Company, Duncan Electric Company, Inc.

Past president Harrison Trails council Boy Scouts American. Trustee Franklin College, Purdue University, Associate Colls. Indiana, Conner Prairie Farms, Inc.

Board directors Lilly Endowment, Inc.


Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States 1942-1946. Member Harvard Law School Association, American Legion, Indiana (president 1951-1952), American (house of deals) bar associations, American College Trial Lawyers, Chamber of Commerce (past president), American Law Institute, Indiana Society of Chicago (vice president), American College Probate Counsel, American Counsel Association, American Judicature Society (director), Newcomen Society, Indiana History Society (trustee), Indianapolis Literature. Club, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta.

Mason, Elk.; Clubs: Indianapolis Athletic Town and Gown, Press (honorary life) (Indianapolis).


Married Josephine Mardis, November 2, 1929. Children: Roger, Robert M.

Elba L. Branigin

Zula (Francis) Branigin

Josephine Mardis

Roger Branigin

Robert M. Branigin