John M. Holt


IUPUI Maynard K. Hine Medal (2002)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
J.D., 1956
McKinney School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (1992)
IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (1991)


John Holt worked as an attorney at Eli Lilly & Company, and retired as secretary and general counsel of the pharmaceutical division in 1987. He was a founding director of the law school's alumni association and was active in the group for many years. He served as co-chair for the law school's first fund drive, had served as chairman and vice chairman of the law school's Board of Visitors, and was a member of the school's Capital Campaign steering committee from 1996-2000. Holt was active in the community, having belonged to the bar associations of Indianapolis, Indiana, and District of Columbia while being a founding member of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation Board of Directors.