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James Ellsworth Noland

Biography of James Ellsworth Noland

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Noland
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Ellsworth
  • Date of Birth: April , 22 , 1920
  • Place of Birth (POB): LaGrange , Missouri (US-MO, MO, 29, Mo.)
  • Date of Death: August , 12 , 1992
  • Place of Death (POD): Indianapolis , Indiana (US-IN, IN, 18, Ind., In.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Ellsworth Noland Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/06/1966
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 80 Stat. 75
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/06/1966
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/20/1966
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/20/1966
  • Commission Date: 11/03/1966
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1984
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1986
  • Retirement from Active Service: 12/31/1986
  • Date of Termination: 08/12/1992
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Ellsworth Noland in the Law School

  • Name of School: Indiana University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1942

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Business School
  • Degree: M.Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Indiana University School of Law — Bloomington (now Maurer School of Law)
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

James Ellsworth Noland Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1943-1946
  • Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, 1946, 1950
  • Private practice, Bloomington, Indiana, 1948-1949
  • U.S. representative from Indiana, 1949-1951
  • Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1951-1966
  • Assistant attorney general, State of Indiana, 1952
  • Election commissioner, State of Indiana, 1954
  • First assistant city attorney, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1956-1957
  • Member, Indiana State Election Board, 1958-1966


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