James Stuart Holden

Personal

Birthday: 
1/29/1914
Birthplace: 
Bennington, VT
Date of Death: 
11/18/1996
Place of Death: 
Longwood, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Bennington, Vermont, 1938-1941, 1945-1948
U.S. Army major, Infantry, 1941-1945
State`s attorney, Bennington County, Vermont, 1947-1948
Chairman, Public Service Commission, State of Vermont, 1948-1949
Judge, Vermont Superior Court, 1949-1956
Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, 1956-1972; chief justice, 1963-1972

Education

Name of School: 
Dartmouth College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1935
Name of School - Second: 

Albany Law School of Union University

Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the United States. It was founded in 1851 by Amos Dean (its dean until 1868), Amasa J. Parker, Ira Harris, and others.

Beginning in 1878, the Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Law School, Albany Medical College, Dudley Observatory, Graduate College of Union University, and Union College created the loose association today known as Union University. Each member institution has its own governing board, is fiscally independent, and is responsible for its own programs.

Albany Law School has a historically close relationship with the New York Court of Appeals. One of the original members of the court, Greene C. Bronson, helped to found the law school. Since that time, Albany Law School alumni have been members of the court eight times with two serving as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. In addition, the school hosts the Fund for Modern Courts' Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture, which is typically given by a current or former member of the court.

Albany Law School offers 14 concentrations for J.D. candidates, as well as an L.L.M program, and joint J.D./M.B.A, J.D./M.P.A., J.D./M.R.P., J.D./M.S., and J.D./M.S.W. programs.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1938

Judicial Career

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

Vermont District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/30/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/29/1984
Termination Date: 
11/18/1996
Termination Reason: 
Death
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