Saint Joe in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
(Born July 1, 1955)
Indiana Supreme Court Justice
The 2016-17 Fourth grade class of Riverdale Elementary commissioned this wooden statue of Myra Selby, dedicated August 2017. The project was graciously funded by the Dekko Foundation and was crafted by our local artist, David Drake.
The class objective was to select and nominate famous historical people associated with Indiana. Myra Selby served as the first African-American and first female associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1995-1999. Since then, she has chaired the Commission on Race and Gender Fairness, and was nominated by then President Barack Obama to a position on the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Government & Politics • Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #44 Barack Obama series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 2017.
Location. 41° 18.637′ N, 84° 54.152′ W. Marker is in Saint Joe, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on River Greenway, 0.3 miles south of County Road 60 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6127 River Greenway, Saint Joe IN 46785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jim Davis (a few steps from this marker); Jeff Gordon (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); In The Distance (within shouting distance of this marker); Phil Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); James Franklin Sechler (Frank) (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Joe.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.