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 Emmett Forrest Branch

Emmett Forrest Branch

Birth
Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Death 23 Feb 1932 (aged 57)
Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Burial Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 8636 · View Source
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Indiana Governor. Born in Martinsville, Indiana, he graduated from Indiana University, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1899 and established a successful legal career. During the Spanish-American War, he enlisted in the US Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served in World War I, as a Colonel in the 151st Infantry and later commanded the 165th Depot Brigade at Camp Travis, Texas. Entering politics in 1902, he served as a member to the Indiana House of Representatives, (1903-07) and as Indiana's Lieutenant Governor, (1920-24). On April 30, 1924, when Governor Warren McCray resigned from office, Branch was appointed the 31st Governor of Indiana. After leaving office in 1925, he retired from political life and resumed his legal career. He died at age 57 in Martinsville, Indiana.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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EMMETT
FOREST
BRANCH
1874 - 1932
-KAL-

KATHERINE
BAIN
BRANCH
1878 - 1967

1st LT. CO K. 158th INF 1898
COL. 152nd IND INF 1917
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 1903,5,7,8
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE 1907,8
LT GOVERNOR 1920
GOVERNOR OF INDIANA 1924


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  • Added: 2 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8636
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emmett Forrest Branch (16 May 1874–23 Feb 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8636, citing Hilldale Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .