Indiana State Senator, lawyer and founder of the American Shorthorn Breeders' Association.
1846-1928 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Born in Putnam County, Indiana, Simpson Lockridge graduated from Indiana Asbury University (later renamed DePauw) and studied the law, before returning home to breed cattle.
Purchasing foundation stock from his parents’ home state of Kentucky, and adding a Scottish-bred bull from Canada in 1874, he became an authority on the Shorthorn breed. For several years, he was secretary of the American Association of Breeders of Shorthorns, and then was a founder of the American Shorthorn Breeders’ Association, serving as a director for twenty-seven years, and also as president. In 1899, he was a delegate to the Farmers’ National Congress in Boston.
In 1880, “Sim” Lockridge was elected to the Indiana state senate, where he served two terms.
Did You Know?
Lockridge was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.