Rick McIntyre

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Rick McIntyre
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Judge for the Lawrence County Circuit Court
In office
November 19, 1988 – October 30, 2007
Appointed byRobert D. Orr
Preceded byLinda Chezem[1]
Succeeded byAndrea McCord[2]
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 65th district
In office
November 3, 1982 – November 7, 1984
Preceded byWilliam Leon Bevers[3]
Succeeded byFrank Newkirk Jr.
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 64th district
In office
November 5, 1980 – November 3, 1982
Preceded byMerwyn Terry Fisher[4]
Succeeded byKenneth C. Snider
Personal details
Born(1956-10-05)October 5, 1956
DiedOctober 30, 2007(2007-10-30) (aged 51)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Meredith L. Mettlen[5]
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Colorado
Indiana University
McIntyre with President Ronald Reagan and Senator Dan Quayle in 1986

Richard D. McIntyre, Sr. (October 5, 1956 – October 30, 2007) was a lawyer and public official from Indiana.

He was born in 1956 and his original ambition was to become a Navy Pilot. He enrolled in Naval air training in Pensacola, but was forced to quit after a knee injury. He then entered law school in Bloomington, Indiana, and also entered the Indiana National Guard, where he became a military lawyer and rose to the rank of Colonel. He also ran successfully for the state House of Representatives in 1980 and was reelected two years later. In 1984, he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives against freshman Democrat Frank McCloskey. On election night, he appeared to have won a hairbreadth victory and was certified by the Secretary of State as having won by 34 votes. However, the Democratic majority refused to seat him, claiming voting irregularities. An investigation by a House committee ruled that McCloskey won by four votes, which stirred up controversy and caused House Republicans to stage a symbolic walkout. McIntyre was interested in running for Lieutenant Governor in 1986, but was persuaded to seek a rematch with McCloskey. By this time, President Ronald Reagan was less popular than in 1984 and McIntyre was outspent. As a result, McCloskey won by a 53% to 47% margin.

McIntyre lost interest in the national arena and was appointed a Lawrence County Circuit Court Judge in 1988. He was reelected without opposition in 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served until 2007 when he was found dead in his home at the age of 51 of an apparent suicide[6][7] amid reports of his possible involvement in a military furniture-buying scandal.[8][9] At the time of his death, McIntyre was a member of the Indiana National Guard, 76th Infantry Brigade Combat team, serving as a judge advocate and preparing for deployment to Iraq.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "High court will select temporary judge".
  2. ^ "Newsroom". State.in.us. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  3. ^ "List of All Offices and Office Holders". 5 March 2015.
  4. ^ "List of All Offices and Office Holders". 5 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Indiana Legislator Database". legdb.iga.in.gov.
  6. ^ [1] Indiana Law Blog, Nov. 1, 2007
  7. ^ http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071101/NEWS07/71101018
  8. ^ "The ILB Newsletter". indianalawblog.com.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2009-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Indiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Merwyn Terry Fisher
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 64th district

1980–1982
Succeeded by
Kenneth C. Snider
Preceded by
William Leon Bevers
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
from the 65th district

1982–1984
Succeeded by
Frank Newkirk Jr.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Linda Chezem
Judge for the Lawrence County Circuit Court
1988–2007
Succeeded by
Andrea McCord
Party political offices
Preceded by
H. Joel Deckard
Republican nominee for U.S. Congress for Indiana's 8th district
1984, 1986
Succeeded by
John L. Myers