Leading American jurist, social and economic reformer, and advocate for the juvenile justice system, Benjamin Barr Lindsey (1869–1943) was born in Jackson, Tennessee, to Landy Lindsey and Leticia Anna (Barr) Lindsey. His father had served as a captain in the Confederate army and worked as a telegraph operator. In 1877, Landy Lindsey moved to Denver, Colorado, to mine, but instead found steady work as a telegraph operator with the Denver and Southern Park Railroad. Two years later, Lindsey, his mother, brother, and sister joined ...

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