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Vern Edwin Sheldon, American Judge. Bar: Indiana 1956, United States Court Military Appeals 1957, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1960, United States Ct Appeals (7th circuit) 1972. Recipient award Order of Coif, 1956, Alumni Citation award Franklin College Alumni Association, 1981.

Background

Sheldon, Vern Edwin was born on December 5, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Vernon Clifford and Bertha Gladine (Foster) Sheldon.

Education

AB, Franklin College, 1953; Juris Doctor, Indiana U., 1956; graduate, Judge Advocate General School, 1957; postgraduate, National Judicial College, 1986-1992; graduate, Indiana Judicial College, 1994.

Career

Associate, Stuart, Devol, Branigin & Ricks, Lafayette, Indiana, 1956; associate, Rothberg, Gallmeyer, Fruechtenict & Logan, Fort Wayne, 1960-1962; partner, Rothberg, Gallmeyer, Fruechtenict & Logan, Fort Wayne, 1962-1985; judge, Allen Superior Court, Fort Wayne, since 1985; chief judge, Allen Superior Court, Fort Wayne, 1989-1991; senior judge, civil division, Allen Superior Court, Fort Wayne, since 1992. Associate city attorney City of Fort Wayne, 1976-1980. Hearing ad hoc examinerFt.

Wayne Community Schools, 1983-1985. Instructor Peoples Law School, Fort Wayne, 1988-1992.

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana 1956, United States Court Military Appeals 1957, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana 1960, United States Ct Appeals (7th circuit) 1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor-in-chief Indiana Law Journal, 1955-1956.

Membership

Republican precinct committeeman, Fort Wayne, 1962-1965. Delegate State Republican Convention, Indianapolis, 1964, 68, 70, 72, 74, 78, 82. Member Allen County Republican Finance Committee, Fort Wayne, 1965-1985.

Trustee Franklin (Indiana) College, 1971-1974. President Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center, Fort Wayne, 1984. Director Association Church Foundation, Fort Wayne, 1983-1984.

Member Franklin College Alumni Council, 1961-1971. Elder Presbyterian Church First lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1960. Member American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association (house of deals 1983-1988, secretary 1987-1988), Indiana Judges Association, Allen County Bar Association (treasurer 1972-1973, president 1984-1985), Fort Wayne Rotary (board directors 1981-1987), Fort Wayne Rotary (board directors 1981-1987, American Inns of Court (Benjamin Harrison chapter, president 1994-1995), Fort Wayne Rotary (board directors 1981-1987), Fort Wayne Quest Club, Evening Sertoma Club (president 1964-1965), Fort Wayne Forum Club (president 1967-1968), Masons (33 degree), Scottish Rite (trustee 1984-1996), Shriners.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, fishing, swimming, public speaking.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Scott, September 6, 1953. Children: Nancy Elizabeth Porter, Susan Diane Stravretis.

father:
Vernon Clifford Sheldon

mother:
Bertha Gladine (Foster) Sheldon

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Scott

children:
Nancy Elizabeth Porter Sheldon

Susan Diane Stravretis Sheldon