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 Roger Douglas Branigin

Roger Douglas Branigin

Birth
Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Death 19 Nov 1975 (aged 73)
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Burial Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 8637 · View Source
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Indiana Governor. After graduating from Franklin College in 1923, he earned a law degree from Harvard University of Law in 1926 and was Deputy Prosecuting Attorney to Johnson County, Indiana, (1926-29). He was on the board Counsel to the Federal Land Bank and Farm Credit Administration, Louisville, Kentucky, (1930-1932) and General Counsel, (1932-38). During World War II, he served as a US Army Lieutenant Colonel in the Transportation Corps France, (1942-45) and received the Legion of Merit. After the war, he was a member of the Indiana State Conservation Commission, (1948-50). In 1964, he was elected as a Democrat, the 42nd Governor of Indiana and served until 1969. After leaving politics, he returned to his law practice in Lafayette, Indiana and served as a member of the Indiana Historical Society board of trustees until his death at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Douglas Branigin (26 Jul 1902–19 Nov 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8637, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .