Clementine Barthold


IUS Chancellor's Medallion (2014)
IUS Chancellor's Medallion
Location: New Albany
School of Continuing Studies Distinguished Alumni Award (1994)
Indiana University Southeast
School of Continuing Studies
B.G.S., 1978


An alumna of IU Southeast, Clementine "Tiny" Barthold received her law degree at age 59 and was elected judge of Clark Superior Court at age 61. She was the first female probation officer in Clark County, the first institutional parole officer at the Indiana Women's prison in Indianapolis, and the first female judge in Clark County. Born in Odessa, Russia shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution, Barthold was a child when her family escaped to Canada before settling in Aberdeen, S.D. Barthold's work in juvenile justice has been her greatest pride and joy, and the Clementine B. Barthold Regional Juvenile Detention Center now bears her name as a testament to her work.