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Alma Mater: Earlham 
Date Born: April 16, 1892
Date Died: January 23, 1952
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Obituary - Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item (January 24, 1952)
Z. Jay Stanley, 59, Local Attorney, Ex-Prosecutor, Dies
Z. Jay Stanley, 59-year-old attorney and former Wayne county prosecutor died early Thursday following a heart attack suffered Monday, Jan. 21.
Stanley had been ill Sunday night but had gone to court on Monday as usual. When he returned to his home, 408 South Eighth street, before noon, he suffered the attack. He was taken to Reid Memorial hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Jones & Placke funeral home in charge of Rev. Robert Simen of the Trinity Lutheran church. Burial will be in West Point cemetery at Liberty. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial services will be held by the Richmond lodge of Masons Friday evening at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted by members of the Harry Ray post, No. 65, American Legion.
Stanley practiced law here for many years and had been a partner with J. Brandon Griffis, Sr., and more recently J. Brandon Griffis, Jr. After being elected Wayne County prosecuting attorney in 1924 he moved his offices to the Murray building.
Stanley was one of the few Democrats who have held major Wayne county offices in the past 30 years.
He was admitted to the Union county bar in Liberty in 1919 and in 1923 moved to Richmond where with Robert Study he opened a law office in the American Trust building.
Served As Prosecutor
Stanley served one term from 1925 until 1926 as prosecutor. He was one of two prosecutors who served during the prohibition era, a time in which a large number of criminal cases were heard in lengthy trials.
Educated in the Liberty schools, Stanley attended Earlham college from which he graduated in 1914. In an era when Earlham had robust athletic teams, Mr. Stanley was one of the college's stellar athletes. He won letters in baseball, football and basketball, each of the four years he attended the college. He was chosen all state football end from small Indiana colleges the year Knute Rockne was chosen for the same position from the larger Indiana schools. He was a member of the college glee club and the Anglican club and found time to serve as a member of the staff of he college yearbook.
The college yearbook in the year of his graduation, lists him as a man of "good disposition," a quality which he carried over into life.
For those who knew him recall that he enjoyed nothing so much as a good joke on one of his friends.
One of these recalled a trip to Cincinnati a number of years ago. Stanley suggested one of his companions count the white horses seen on the left side of the road on the trip.
He, Mr. Stanley, would count the white horse seen on the right. The one seeing the fewest would pay the luncheon bill. Stanley won, for the on the way and on the right side of the road was a horse farm with 30 white horses grazing in the roadside field.
Became Football Coach
After he graduated from Earlham he accepted a position as football coach at Maryville college and the next year was appointed head coach of the University of Florida. While coaching there he attended the university law school and received his degree in 1917. Following the outbreak of World War I he was stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga. He served 22 months as an infantry officer, retiring with the rank of captain.
Stanley had been an active member of the Harry Ray post, No. 65, American Legion. In 1939, he was named manager of the Legion junior baseball squad when Sam Parker was the local post athletic officer. Stanley was elected commander in 1945. He also was a member of Wayne Voiture 40 & S.
Stanley, for a number of years, served as a member of the board of airport commissioners. As a member of the committee he had a great deal to do with the purchase of land near Boston which became the site of the Richmond Municipal airport.
At the time of his death he was a member of the board of Municipal airport commissioners. During World War II he was active in the Civil Air patrol.
Draft Appeal Officer
Also, during World War II, he held the position of Selective Service appeal officer. As such it was his job to take appeals from any classification or action of the local draft board.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Liberty. He was a member of Richmond Lodge No. 196, Free and Accepted Masons; a life member of the Eagles lodge and Sigma Alpha Epsilon, national college fraternity, Mr. Stanley held membership in Phi Delta Phi, honorary legal fraternity.
He was the son of Zack H. Stanley, prominent Union county farmer and Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley, prominent Union county farmer and Mrs. Elizabeth Stanley, prominent temperance worker and for many years president of the Indiana Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). He was born in Liberty on Apr. 16, 1892.
He was married to Clara Igelman who survives him. Other survivors are a brother Earl Stanley, Liberty rural route and a sister, Mrs. Guy Stevens of Washington, D.C., two step-daughters, Mrs. Wilbur Vogelsong, Richmond, Mrs. E.W. Jackson, Gary and one stepson, Duane Igelman, of Richmond, and 10 step-grandchildren.
Members of Harry Ray post, NO. 65, the American Legion, and its auxiliary will meet at the Main street home at 7 p.m. Friday to go in a body to the funeral home.
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