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James Franklin Battin

James Franklin Battin, American judge, former congressman. Bar: District of Columbia, Montana. Served with United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II; Member American Legion, DeMolay Legion of Honor.

Background

  • Battin, James Franklin was born on February 13, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1951.

    Career

    • Practice in, Washington, 1951-1952. Now in Billings; past deputy county attorney. Past secretary-counsel City-County Planning Board.

      Past assistant city attorney Billings. Then city attorney; member Montana House of Representatives, 1958-1959. Member 87th-91st Congresses from 2d Montana district, Montana.

      Resigned when appointed United States district judge Montana, 1969. Chief judge The United States of America District Court Montana, Billings, 1978-1990, senior judge, from 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia, Montana.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Served with United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II. Member American Legion, DeMolay Legion of Honor. Clubs: Mason (Shriner).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Choate. Children: Loyce Battin Peterson, Patricia Battin Pfeiffer, James Franklin.
    • spouse: Barbara Choate
    • children: Loyce Battin Peterson Battin
    • Patricia Battin Pfeiffer Battin
    • James Franklin Battin
    James Franklin Battin
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    Born February 13, 1925
    Died September 23, 1996
    (aged 71)
    Nationality
    • 1951
      George Washington University
    • 1951 - 1952
      Practice, in
      Washington, United States
    • 1958 - 1959
      member, Montana House of Representatives
    • 1969
      resigned when appointed United States district judge Montana
    • 1978 - 1990
      chief judge United States District Court Montana
      Billings, Montana, United States
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