Karl Edwin Applegate


Karl Edwin Applegate



Karl Edwin Applegate was born in Cicero, Indiana, on July 21, 1923. He was raised in Pulaski County and graduated from Winamac High School in 1941. That fall he enrolled at Indiana University, but with the outbreak of the war, he soon found himself serving in the Army Infantry. Injured in France, he returned to Indiana to complete his undergraduate degree in business management (1946). Applegate then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and received his L.L.B. degree in 1948.

Applegate spent his entire legal career in Bloomington, opening his first law firm in 1949 and retiring from his last in 2011. In addition to his law practice, Applegate served as U. S. Commissioner, Southern District of Indiana from 1950 until 1958. He was Deputy Prosecutor for Monroe County (1958-59) and Municipal Judge for Bloomington (1960-63). In 1965, he was elected State Representative to the Indiana General Assembly. In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson appointed him as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, a position he held until 1970.

K. Edwin Applegate was an active civic leader and received numerous awards for his efforts. Included among the awards was the Indiana Outstanding Government and Civic Service Award (1992) and the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award for 50 years of service (1999). Karl Edwin Applegate was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2011. Applegate died on July 9, 2011 at the age of 87.


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