James Franklin Battin

Personal

Birthday: 
2/13/1925
Birthplace: 
Wichita, KS
Date of Death: 
9/27/1996
Place of Death: 
Billings, MT
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1942-1945
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1951-1952
Private practice, Billings, Montana, 1953-1960
Deputy county attorney, Yellowstone County, Montana, 1953-1955
General counsel and secretary, City-County Planning Board, Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, 1955
Assistant city attorney, Billings, Montana, 1955-1957
City attorney, Billings, Montana, 1957-1958
State representative, Montana, 1958-1959
U.S. representative from Montana, 1961-1969

Education

Name of School: 
Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University Billings)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1948
Name of School - Second: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

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

Judicial Career

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

Montana District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
2/27/1969
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/13/1990
Termination Date: 
9/27/1996
Termination Reason: 
Death
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