James Ellsworth Noland

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James E. Noland
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Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
In office
May 19, 1988 – May 18, 1990
Appointed byWilliam Rehnquist
Preceded byJohn Lewis Smith Jr.
Succeeded byJoyce Hens Green
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
December 31, 1986 – August 12, 1992
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
June 9, 1984 – December 31, 1986
Preceded bySamuel Hugh Dillin
Succeeded byGene Edward Brooks
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
November 3, 1966 – December 31, 1986
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded bySeat established by 80 Stat. 75
Succeeded byJohn Daniel Tinder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byGerald W. Landis
Succeeded byWilliam G. Bray
Personal details
Born
James Ellsworth Noland

(1920-04-22)April 22, 1920
La Grange, Missouri
DiedAugust 12, 1992(1992-08-12) (aged 72)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Resting placeCrown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
EducationIndiana University Bloomington (A.B.)
Harvard University (M.B.A.)
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D.)

James Ellsworth Noland (April 22, 1920 – August 12, 1992) was a United States Representative from Indiana and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Education[edit]

Born in La Grange, Missouri, Noland received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 1942 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1943. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1948.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Noland was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eightieth Congress from Indiana in 1946. He was in private practice in Bloomington, Indiana from 1948 to 1949. He was a United States Representative from Indiana from 1949 to 1951. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1950. He was in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1951 to 1966. During that time, he also served as an assistant state attorney general of Indiana in 1952, and as an Indiana state election commissioner in 1954. He was an assistant city attorney of Indianapolis in 1956, and a first assistant city attorney of Indianapolis from 1956 to 1957. He was a member of the Indiana State Election Board from 1958 to 1966.[1][2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On October 6, 1966, Noland was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He served as Chief Judge from 1984 to 1986, assuming senior status on December 31, 1986. He was a Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1983 to 1990 and Presiding Judge of that court from 1988 to 1990. Noland remained in senior status until his death, on August 12, 1992, in Indianapolis. He was interred in that city's Crown Hill Cemetery.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c James Ellsworth Noland at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c United States Congress. "James Ellsworth Noland (id: N000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerald W. Landis
Member of the United States House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th congressional district

1949–1951
Succeeded by
William G. Bray
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
1966–1986
Succeeded by
John Daniel Tinder
Preceded by
Samuel Hugh Dillin
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
1984–1986
Succeeded by
Gene Edward Brooks
Preceded by
John Lewis Smith Jr.
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Joyce Hens Green