Randolph County, Indiana
James Putnam Goodrich
Governor of Indiana, a lawyer by profession and a successful business man,
was born at Winchester, Indiana, February 18, 1864, the son of John Bell
Goodrich and Elizabeth Putnam (Edger) Goodrich. He was educated at Depauw
University; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1886, practicing at
Winchester and Indianapolis. He had held a prominent place in Republican
politics for a number of years, having served as chairman of the State
Central Committee for eight years, and as member of the National Executive
Committee. He is president of several insurance and banking corporations.
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