James Arnold von der Heydt

Personal

Birthday: 
7/15/1919
Birthplace: 
Miles City, MT
Date of Death: 
12/1/2013
Place of Death: 
Anchorage, AK
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Deputy U.S. marshal, District of Alaska Territory, 1945-1948
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, District of Alaska Territory, 1951
U.S. attorney for the District of Alaska Territory, 1951-1953
Private practice, Nome, Alaska Territory, 1953-1959
Territorial representative, Alaska Territory, 1957-1959
Presiding judge, Alaska Superior Court, 1959-1966

Education

Name of School: 
Albion College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1951

Judicial Career

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

Alaska District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
11/3/1966
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/15/1984
Termination Date: 
12/1/2013
Termination Reason: 
Death
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