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Theodore Reed Boehm

Theodore Reed Boehm, American judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1964, Indiana 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975. President Indiana Sports Corporation, 1980-1988; chairman organizing committee 1987 Pan American Games, Indianapolis; chairman Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission, since 2001. Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association.

Background

Boehm, Theodore Reed was born on September 12, 1938 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Hans George and Frances (Reed) Boehm.

Education

Boehm attended public schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Brown University in 1960, summa cum laude, and from Harvard Law School in 1963, magna cum laude.

Career

He was appointed by then-Governor Evan Bayh on August 7, 1996 and retired on September 30, 2010. He then served as a Senior Judge for the Court of Appeals of Indiana from October 1, 2010 to December 30, 2010. While attending Brown he joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren and retired Justices Stanley Reed and Harold Burton during the 1963 term of the United States Supreme Court. In 1964 he joined the Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels where he became a partner in 1970 and managing partner in 1980. After serving as a general counsel for General Electric and Eli Lilly and Company from 1988–95, he returned to Baker & Daniels before his appointment to the court.

Boehm was Chairman and CEO of the organizing committee for the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, and was the first President and CEO of Indiana Sports Corporation, which staged the 1982 U.S. Olympic Festival. He was also President of the Penrod Society and one of the principal organizers of the Economic Club of Indianapolis. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Brown University, a director of Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc., Indiana Humanities, Inc., and The Economic Club of Indiana, Inc.

He served on the Nominating and Governance Committee of the United States Olympic Committee 2003-10 (Chair 2003-07). He was Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis and was Chair of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission 2002-10. On November 4, 2008 the public voted to keep Boehm on the court in a statewide retention election.

On May 25, 2010, Justice Boehm announced that he would retire from the Indiana Supreme Court on September 30, 2010.

Membership

President Indiana Sports Corporation, 1980-1988. Chairman organizing committee 1987 Pan American Games, Indianapolis. Chairman Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission, since 2001.

Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association.

Connections

Children from previous marriage: Elisabeth, Jennifer, Sarah, Macy. Married Margaret Stitt Harris, January 27, 1985.