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Ben B. Lindsey

AKA Benjamin Bar Lindsey

Born: 25-Nov-1869
Birthplace: Jackson, TN
Died: 26-Mar-1943
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in his garden and at Denver Juvenile Court)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Created the first juvenile court

Father: Landy Tunstall Lindsey (d. 1887 suicide)
Mother: Letitia Barr
Brother: Chal
Wife: Henrietta Brevoort (m. 20-Dec-1913, one daughter adopted)
Daughter: Benetta (adopted)

    High School: Southwestern Baptist College

    California State Official Judge, Children's Court of Conciliation (1939-43)
    California State Official Judge, Superior Court (1934-39)
    Colorado State Official Presiding Judge, Denver Juvenile Court (1900-27)
    Colorado Bar Association 1894
    Progressive National Committee 1912
    Suicide Attempt 1887
    Disbarred 1929 (on false pretext, reinstated)

Author of books:
The Rule of Plutocracy in Colorado (1903)
Children in Bondage (1914, with Edwin Markham and George Creel)
The Doughboys' Religion and Other Aspects of Our Day (1919)
Pan-Germanism in America (1919)
The Companionate Marriage (1927, with Wainwright Evans)
The Dangerous Life (1931, memoir, with Rube Borough)


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