George McGinnis grew up in Indianapolis and attended George Washington High School where he excelled in basketball. He was Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 1969. He attended Indiana University but left to begin a career in professional basketball. He...
Julia Graydon Sharpe was born into a wealthy family in Indianapolis. At first she painted as a hobby, then in her mid-thirties she decided to study painting seriously. She attended art schools and studied under other Hoosier artists such as William...
Women artists; Artists; Watercolorists; Watercolors; Women; Clothing & dress; Sharpe, Julia Graydon, ca. 1857-1939
Coffin was born in North Carolina and moved with his family to Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, in 1826. He became a leading merchant and miller. In 1844 he began selling only goods not produced by slave labor. He and his wife Catherine...
Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Abolition movement; Abolitionists; Business people
Otis "Doc" Bowen, M.D. began his career as a family physician and went on to serve in the Indiana legislature and then as Indiana's governor from 1973 to 1981. In 1985 he was nominated by president Ronald Reagan to serve as Secretary of the...
Physicians--Indiana; Governors--Indiana; Politicians--Indiana; Cabinet officers--United States; Health care; United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Living Legends; Bowen, Otis R.
Colfax clerked in the family store as a teenager. The store was also the town post office. He decided on a career in journalism and politics. He became a newspaper editor in South Bend, Indiana, and was a member of the Indiana Constitutional...
His family moved to Indiana when he was a teenager.
He served in the Indiana House of Representatives and the U. S. House. He was a United States senator during the latter years of the Civil War and the first years of Reconstruction. Hendricks became governor of the state in 1872. He was the...
Grew up and lived in Indiana
Legislators; Politicians; Vice presidents; Governors; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885
William Henry Harrison became famous as the victor in the Battle of Tippecanoe (Nov. 7, 1811), while also serving as Indiana's first territorial governor, 1801-1812. Through his negotiations with Native Americans 1803-1809 he secured the southern...
Governors; Politicians; Portraits; Presidents
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