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Judge (Colonel) John Pitcher
Posted by: Sheldon Ralston (ID *****8516) Date: February 05, 2005 at 15:27:42
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I am looking for more information on Judge John Pitcher, so far all I find is what is in the family records and clippis, anyone have more information.

Sheldon Ralston

Mount Vernon Court House
Members of the Mount Vernon Bar
At the court house this day

RESOLVED; That the death of Judge John Pitcher a resident of Mt. Vernon and a member of this bar, has filled the hearts with sorrow and again reminds us of uncertainty of life and the certainty of death.

RESOLVED; That by his death this Bar has lost its oldest and most distinguished member, who was an ornament to our profession and endeared to us be many associations and memories never to be forgotten and society has lost a citizen of a kind and charitable heart, a man of high culture and rare ability, who served his country with marked distinction in civil life.

RESOLVED; That we tender our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family of the deceased and direct our secretary to deliver them a copy of these resolutions.

RESOLVED; That we attend the funeral of the deceased in a body and that that the county papers be requested to publish these resolutions.
August 3, 1892 W. P. EDSON
Jos Moore Chairman

       The death of the Honorable John Pitcher of Mt. Vernon, Ind.., is a notable event because it removes perhaps the oldest member of the legal profession in the United States. Judge Pitcher was an eminent man in learning and character. He came to Indiana with a Yale College education and an intellect equal to the greatest that has adorned our history. He did not care for public station, but always responded to the demands of his neighbors and friends. If he had been ambitious there was no honor in the State that he might not have had. He was equal to any station. He adorned the bench and would have been an ornament to the United States Senate. No man ever lived in Southwestern Indiana whose individuality was more positive and interesting. He dies at an unusually advanced age and his life’s work, has added many pages to the history of Southern Indiana ----Evansville Courier.

       Judge John Pitcher of Mt. Vernon, Indiana died yesterday in that city at the age of 98 years. He was a wonderful man. As a conversationalist he has rarely had his equal. His common, everyday talk had a charm that was irresistible. As a jurist he was profound and his decisions were but rarely reversed. As a lawyer he was powerful before court and jury….. The death of Judge John Pitcher is a calamity to Southwestern Indiana. He was not only the oldest citizen, but he was a most wonderful man in every respect….-----Evansville Journal

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