College of Law Class of 1925




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Thomas Austin Ballentine

Calhoun, Kentucky


Phi Alpha Delta; Mystic Thirteen; Lamp and Cross; Men’s Student Council, ’23-’24; Vice-President Men’s Student Council, ’24-’25; Baseball Manager, ’25; Su-Ky Circle.

-The Kentuckian, 1925

Thomas Austin Ballentine, Sr. (October 15, 1902 - March 6, 1975) was born in Rumsey, Kentucky to Tilden Hendricks Ballantine and Wilmot Hardesty Bewley. Ballentine practiced law in Louisville, Kentucky. He initially practiced with W. W. Thum and would later practice with J. Van Dyke Norman. He would go on the partner with Ben F. Ewing and Frank A. Ropke before organizing a firm with A. J. Carroll and Henry E. McElwain. Ballantine was heavily involved with Democratic politics in Kentucky and managed and chaired several campaigns. Ballantine became president on the Louisville Taxicab & Transfer Co. in 1946. Ballantine was on the faculty of Louisville's Jefferson School of Law. He married Marie Pfeiffer in 1925.