George  W.  Payne

          George W. Payne  has been a member of the Indianapolis bar for fifteen years, is a hard-working and able lawyer, and has a large and important clientage in Indianapolis and in other parts of the state as well.  Mr. Payne was born in Shelby County, Indiana, April 16, 1876.  His father, Daniel R. Payne, was born in Ohio and is now living at Connersville, Indiana.  George W. Payne, the oldest of six children, was educated in the public schools of Shelby County, graduated from the Boogstown [sic] High School in 1896 and took a scientific course in the Normal School at Danville, Indiana, graduating with the degree Bachelor of Science. Later he entered the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis, and received his LL.B. degree in 1903 and at once began practice, which he has since carried on continuously.  His offices are in the Union Trust Building.  Mr. Payne is a member of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 319, Free and Accepted Masons, and for a number of years has been interested in politics as a democrat, though never as a seeker for office.  He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. June 3, 1908, in Noblesville, Indiana, he married  Miss Josephine E. Armstrong,  daughter of  Oliver and Nancy (Roudebush) Armstrong.  Mr. and Mrs. Payne have two children:  Helen, born January 30, 1910; and  Kenneth, born August 27, 1911.

Indiana And Indianans, Jacob Piatt Dunn, , Author and Editor, pub. by The American Historical Society, Chicago and New York, 1919, p. 1820.
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