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von der Heydt, James Arnold

Born July 15, 1919, in Miles City, MT
Died December 1, 2013, in Anchorage, AK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on September 9, 1966, to a seat vacated by Walter H. Hodge. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1973-1984. Assumed senior status on July 15, 1984. Service terminated on December 1, 2013, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska Territory, 1951

Albion College, B.A., 1942
Northwestern University School of Law (now Pritzker School of Law), J.D., 1951

Professional Career:

Deputy U.S. marshal, District of Alaska Territory, 1945-1948
U.S. attorney for the District of Alaska Territory, 1951-1953
Private practice, Nome, Alaska Territory, 1953-1959
Territorial representative, Alaska Territory, 1957-1959
Presiding judge, Alaska Superior Court, 1959-1966