James B. Martindale

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James B. Martindale (March 30, 1836 – May 17, 1904) was an American lawyer and a founder of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the noted legal reference and catalog of lawyers. He was also known as J.B. Martindale.

The Front Page of 1874 Martindale's US Law Directory

Martindale was born on his family’s farm in Henry County, Indiana; a son of Elder Elijah Martindale. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and established a law firm, called Martindale Law and Collection Agency in Indianapolis, which he later moved to Chicago. Still later, he led the New York, New York office of the firm.[1]

He published the first issue of Martindale's Directory in 1868. His other publications include: Indiana Executor's Guide for Executors, Administrators and Guardians,[2] Martindale's Unclaimed Money, Lands and Estates Manual.[3]

James Martindale was early widowed and had to raise alone his two sons, who later became his business partners. He also wrote poetry, which was nearly always devoted to rural and peaceful home surroundings among familiar scenes and friends.[4]

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  1. ^ "James B. Martindale". Poets and Poetry of Indiana, A Representative Collection of the Poetry of Indiana During the First Hundred Years of Its History As Territory and State 1800-1900, Compiled and Edited by Benjamin S. Parker and Enos B. Heiney (1 ed.). New York, Boston, Chicago: Silver, Burdett and Company. 1900. pp. 187–188. Retrieved September 7, 2016 – via Internet Archive. 
  2. ^ Martindale, J.B. (1871). Indiana Executor's Guide for Executors, Administrators and Guardians; with An Appendix Containing Miscellaneous Law Items of Western States, and A Complete Court Calendar for Indiana, Revised for 1872 (1 ed.). New Castle, Indiana: J.B. Martindale. 
  3. ^ Martindale, J.B. (1884). Martindale's Unclaimed Money, Lands and Estates Manual. Devoted to the Interest of All Who Are in Search of Unclaimed Property, Lands, Or Estates - Next of Kin - Heirs At Law - Legatees Etc. Etc. Etc. (1 ed.). Chicago: J.B. Martindale. Retrieved September 7, 2016 – via Internet Archive. 
  4. ^ "A Pastoral by James B. Martindale". Poets and Poetry of Indiana, A Representative Collection of the Poetry of Indiana During the First Hundred Years of Its History As Territory and State 1800-1900, Compiled and Edited by Benjamin S. Parker and Enos B. Heiney (1 ed.). New York, Boston, Chicago: Silver, Burdett and Company. 1900. pp. 187–188. Retrieved September 7, 2016 – via Internet Archive. 

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