Joseph S. Bartholomew, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Joseph S. Bartholomew

JOSEPH S. BARTHOLOMEW was born in Valparaiso, Indiana, February 25, 1878, the son of A. D. and Mary (Eason) Bartholomew, the former of whom was a native of Porter County, and the latter of LaPorte, Indiana. A. D. Bartholomew was an attorney by profession, and during his life was identified with the various banking institutions, including a directorship in the Valparaiso National Bank and the Valparaiso Building and Loan Association. He also served as judge of the Circuit Court of Porter County from 1912 to 1915, and also as mayor of Valparaiso. He was one of the respected figures of his time, not only as a jurist of attainments but as a generally useful and constructive unit. His education was secured in the school then known as the Valparaiso Male and Female College, and Northwestern University. To his marriage were born the following children: Joseph S.; John B., president of the Calumet Construction Company of Chicago and a resident of Wilmette, Illinois; Margaret, a teacher in the Valparaiso High School.

Joseph S. Bartholomew is a graduate of Valparaiso High School, Wabash College of this state, and the Valparaiso University Law School, in which he took his degree of LL. B. in 1901. He then became associated with his father in the practice of law. In 1921 he was chosen as prosecuting attorney of this district, having previously served as deputy prosecutor from 1917 to 1921, under Charles Greenwald. His marriage was with Ada, the daughter of John E. and Anna (Harbour) Roesster of Valparaiso, the former of whom was a professor in the University of Valparaiso. Mrs. Bartholomew is a graduate of Valparaiso University. To this union was born a daughter, Joan.

Mr. Bartholomew was previously married to Autumn Lee, daughter of David and Melissa Lee of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and to this marriage was born a daughter, Autumn.

Mr. Bartholomew is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and the Porter County Bar Association, the Elks, Chamber of Commerce. He has been admitted to practice in the United States Courts, the Indiana Supreme and Appellate Courts. He serves as attorney for the Valparaiso Building and Loan Association, is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Elks, and served as exalted ruler of that lodge in 1911-1912.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 239-240

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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