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Billings, Franklin S., Jr.

Born June 5, 1922, in Woodstock, VT
Died March 9, 2014, in Woodstock, VT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 25, 1984, to a seat vacated by James S. Holden. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission on June 15, 1984. Served as chief judge, 1988-1991. Assumed senior status on September 9, 1994. Service terminated on March 9, 2014, due to death.

Harvard College, B.S., 1943
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1947

Professional Career:

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