Franklin S. Billings Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
6/5/1922
Birthplace: 
Woodstock, VT
Date of Death: 
3/9/2014
Place of Death: 
Woodstock, VT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

British Eighth Army, Attached Sixth Armoured Division, 1943-1945
Private practice, Woodstock, Vermont, 1948-1966
Assistant secretary, Vermont Senate, 1949-1953
Judge, Hartford [Vermont] Municipal Court, 1955-1962
Executive clerk, Gov. Joseph Johnson, Vermont, 1955-1957
Secretary, Vermont Senate, 1957-1959
Secretary of civil and military affairs, Vermont, 1959-1960
State representative, Vermont, 1961-1965; speaker, 1963-1965
Member, Vermont Legislative Council, 1965-1966
Member, Governor`s Commission on Crime Prevention and Control, Vermont, 1967-1972
Judge, Vermont Superior Court, 1966-1975
Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, 1975-1984; chief justice, 1983-1984

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1943
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1947

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Vermont
Court Name: 

Vermont District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
6/15/1984
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/9/1994
Termination Date: 
3/9/2014
Termination Reason: 
Death
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