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S. Hugh Dillin, American federal judge. Bar: Indiana 1938. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Indiana University College Arts and Sciences, 1985, Indiana University School Law, 1987, 2001 American Inns of Court Professionalism award in the 7th Circuit.


Dillin, S. Hugh was born on June 9, 1914 in Petersburg, Indiana, United States. Son of Samuel E. and Maude (Harrell) Dillin.


Bachelor of Arts in Govt, Indiana University, 1936. Bachelor of Laws, Indiana University, 1938. Doctor of Laws, Indiana University, 1992.

Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), Indiana State University, 1990.


Partner, Dillin & Dillin, Petersburg, 1938-1961;United States district judge, Southern District Indiana, since 1961;chief judge, Southern District Indiana, 1982-1984. Member Judicial Conference United States, 1979-1982, member Executive Committee, 1980-1982, member Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration, 1983-1989, chairman subcommittee on federal-state relations, 1983-1989. Member Judicial Panel on Multidist.

Litigation, 1983-1992. Secretary Public Svc. Commission Indiana, 1942.

Member Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1949-1952, 61.


  • Bar: Indiana 1938.


Member Indiana House of Representatives from Pike and Knox Counties, 1937, 39, 41, 51, floor leader, 1951. Member Indiana Senate from Pike and Gibson Counties, 1959-1961, president pro tempore, 1961. Captain Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Member American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, 7th Circuit Judges Association (president 1977-1979), American Judicature Society, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: Indianapolis Athletic.


Married Mary Eloise Humphreys, November 24, 1940. 1 child, Patricia Wright.

Samuel E. Dillin

Maude (Harrell) Dillin

Mary Eloise Humphreys

Patricia Wright Dillin