Oscar Eldridge Learnard

JUDGE OSCAR ELDRIDGE LEARNARD, a son of Col. Oscar E. Learnard, whose sketch is given above, was born at Lawrence, Kansas, November 24, 1874, and has gained a place of prominence among Kansas lawyers.

His early education was acquired in Cambridge, Massachusetts, later in the Kansas State University, and in 1894 he graduated LL. B. from the Albany Law School. Since then, for a period of twenty-three years, Judge Learnard has been in active practice or in judicial office. For a time he was located at Kansas City, Missouri, with the law department of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway, then practiced at Lawrence, and for five years was located at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and has since resumed his home and practice at Lawrence. Mr. Learnard was elected and served as judge of the County Court of Douglas County from 1901 to 1905. Politically he is an active republican, is a member of the Unitarian Church, and in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was exalted ruler of the Lawrence Lodge and district deputy grand exalted ruler for Northern Kansas in 1905.

At Lawrence, November 5, 1906, he married Lola Pippin. Their two children are Oscar Eugene Learnard second, and Mary E. Learnard.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written & compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed by Tiffany Dardenne, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 1-28-99.

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