Frederick Foltz Eichhorn, Jr.


Frederick Foltz Eichhorn, Jr.



Frederick Foltz Eichhorn Jr., was born in Gary, Indiana, on October 16, 1930. A graduate (1948) of William A. Wirt High School in Gary, Eichhorn enrolled at Indiana University and received his B.S. in 1952. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he spent two years in the United States Air Force, before returning to Bloomington to attend the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school he was named one of ten Krannert Fellows, served as President of the Law Club, and served as a member of Phi Delta Phi. He received his J.D. from Indiana in 1957.

After graduation, Eichhorn joined his father’s law firm (Gavit & Eichhorn) in Gary. In 1963 he became partner and ultimately managing partner in the firm that became Eichhorn, Eichhorn & Link (1977-1994). Additionally he was General Counsel of the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) from 1977 to 1993. In 1985, he was elected President of the Indiana State Bar Association.

In 1990, Eichhorn began 15 years of service as a member of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. He served as President of the Board from 2002 to 2005. Eichhorn was named a Sagamore of the Wabash in 1993 and a Distinguished Hoosier in 1996. Eichhorn served on the law school's Board of Visitors from 1983 to 1986. In addition to being inducted into the the Steel City Hall of Fame (2000), Eichhorn was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2002. Frederick F. Eichhorn Jr. died on October 3, 2012.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Indiana University Board of Trustees


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