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Campus Apartments on the River Walk

The Campus : Building and Location Namesakes

Freeman Briley Ransom Freeman Briley Ransom

Ransom House

Campus Apartments on the River Walk

Freeman Briley Ransom (1884-1947) studied theology at Walden University and law at Columbia University. Moving to Indianapolis in 1911, he boarded with C.J. Walker, became the company's attorney, and eventually served as the manager of the Madam Walker Company until his death. Ransom held a variety of civic and elected positions including Indianapolis City Councilman, President of Flanner House, State School for the Blind Trustee, Democratic National Convention Alternate Delegate, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Trustee and legal consultant to the NAACP. The family home at 848 North California Street stands today in a neighborhood now named after him.