Party affiliation: Republican
Alden Thomas Small, American judge. Bar: North Carolina 1969. Member of American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association (bankruptcy council), North Carolina Bankers Association (bank counsel committee 1980-1982), American Bankers Association (bankruptcy task force 1980-1982), American College Bankruptcy, Phi Alpha Delta, Kappa Sigma.
Assistant vice president First Union Corporation, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1969-1972. Associate director, general counsel Community Enterprise Development Corporation Alaska, Anchorage, 1972-1973. Vice president, associate general counsel First Union Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1973-1982.
Judge The United States of America Bankruptcy Court, since 1982, chief judge, 1992-1999. Board governors National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, 1987—1990. Adjunct professor law Campbell University School Law, 1980—1982.
Board directors American Bankruptcy Institute, 1989—1995, Federal Judicial Center, 1997—2001, American College Bankruptcy. Secretary National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, since 1998, president-elect, 1999, president, 2000—2001. Chairman National Conference Bankruptcy Judges Educational Endowment, 1993—1994.
Member long range planning committee United States Judicial Conference, 1991—1995, advisory committee bankruptcy rules, 1996—1999, chair advisory committee on bankruptcy rules, since 2000. Faculty member National Commercial Lending School, 1981—1982. Consultant National Coalition for Bankruptcy Reform, 1981—1982.