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Franklin S. Billings

Biography of Franklin S. Billings Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Billings
  • First Name: Franklin
  • Middle Name: S.
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: June , 5 , 1922
  • Place of Birth (POB): Woodstock , Vermont (US-VT, VT, 50, Vt.)
  • Date of Death: March , 9 , 2014
  • Place of Death (POD): Woodstock , Vermont (US-VT, VT, 50, Vt.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Franklin S. Billings Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Vermont
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/25/1984
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Holden , James S.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/29/1984
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 06/14/1984
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 06/15/1984
  • Commission Date: 06/15/1984
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1988
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1991
  • Retirement from Active Service: 09/09/1994
  • Date of Termination: 03/09/2014
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Franklin S. Billings Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Virginia School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Franklin S. Billings Jr. Career Path


  • 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


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