Sherman Minton House

Sherman Minton Birthplace
I-64, Georgetown, Indiana

Marker at the Sherman Minton Birthplace

Sherman Minton (1890-1965) Born in Georgetown, attended NAHS and received a law degree from Indiana University. Sherman became a partner in a New Albany law firm whose offices were in the Elsby Building. He was elected United States Senator from Indiana in 1934. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him to the Federal Court of Appeals of Chicago, Illinois. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed Sherman Minton to the Supreme Court of the United States. Sherman Minton was the first person from Indiana appointed to the Supreme Court. A bridge over the Ohio River between New Albany and Louisville is named for him.

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