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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Ind. Courts - Jefferson Superior Court Judge Fred Hoying featured

The Madison Couirer had a story yesterday by Wayne Engle about Jefferson Superior Court Judge Fred Hoying. It begins:

Fred Hoying grew up as a farm boy and still lives in the country. He’s a lawyer with an inquiring mind, a philosophical bent and a penchant for teasing the people he likes.

All those qualities have probably helped him thrive through one of the longest tenures as a judge in one court in Indiana history.

Hoying, who will turn 60 on May 6, marked 30 years as a judge in Jefferson County on Jan. 5. For the first 16 years he was Jefferson County Court judge, until his court’s status was upgraded to Superior Court by the Indiana legislature in 1992.

Friends, fellow courthouse regulars, the lawyers who appear in his court and others flocked to Hoying’s office on his anniversary for cake, coffee and reminiscences about his three decades on the bench. An old Madison Courier photo taken at his first court session was displayed prominently. It showed a young, long-haired Hoying holding the gavel, and it drew many jocular comments and ribbing of His Honor, who proved that he can take it as well as dish it out.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 5, 2006 10:19 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts