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James Stuart Holden

Biography of James Stuart Holden

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Holden
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Stuart
  • Date of Birth: January , 29 , 1914
  • Place of Birth (POB): Bennington , Vermont (US-VT, VT, 50, Vt.)
  • Date of Death: November , 18 , 1996
  • Place of Death (POD): Longwood , Florida (US-FL, FL, 12, Fla., Fl., Flor.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Stuart Holden Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Vermont
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/11/1971
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Oakes , James L.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/11/1971
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 11/23/1971
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 11/23/1971
  • Commission Date: 11/30/1971
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1972
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1983
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/29/1984
  • Date of Termination: 11/18/1996
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Stuart Holden in the Law School

  • Name of School: Dartmouth College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1935

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Albany Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1938

James Stuart Holden Career Path


  • 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


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