Douglas Meagher

Douglas Meagher

At a Glance:

Douglas Meagher has been a Project Contributor since December 2008, has written 6 entries and currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


I was born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana. I received my Bachelor of Political Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Indiana State University, and my J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. I enjoyed a 16 year Indiana state government career; working as a Governor's Fellow, systems analyst, Secretary of the Worker's Compensation Board and a Member of the Worker's Compensation Board. I started a private legal practice in 1999.

I met my partner, Jeff Barnett, in the autumn of 1980. We've been together ever since and were married in Littleton, Massachusetts on September 2, 2008. Jeff and I live in downtown Indianapolis.

Douglas Meagher: Recently Filed

For the political junkies...

Filed by Douglas Meagher | May 08, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's something for Hoosier political junkies. There have been 49 presidential elections since Indiana attained statehood in 1816. The results of those elections are after the jump......Read More

The Next Governor of Indiana

Filed by Douglas Meagher | February 17, 2009 | 9:30 PM | comments

Right now the idea of enduring another political campaign sounds about as appealing as listening to fingernails on a chalkboard, but Election Day 2012 is a mere forty-five months away. Never mind that we'll have elections in 2010 and 2011,...Read More

Ralston and Hudnut: Recognition Overdue

Filed by Douglas Meagher | January 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Statues, monuments, sculpture and public art are ornaments that give cities identity, beauty (usually) and a sense of place. Indianapolis has a good supply of such works, more than most of the forty-three state capitals I've visited. We're a bit...Read More

Brent Steele and Johnny Nugent are nuts

Filed by Douglas Meagher | January 08, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

State Senators Johnny Nugent (R-Lawrenceburg) and Brent Steele (R-Bedford) have introduced legislation to prohibit state universities from banning student possession of guns on campuses. Their apparent reasoning is that, in light of recent tragedies such as the Virginia Tech killings,...Read More

I ♥ the New Deal

Filed by Douglas Meagher | December 22, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

At the outset, I admit that Franklin Roosevelt is my political hero and I've been enamored of The New Deal since I was first old enough to read about it. The public works projects are my particular fascination. In most...Read More