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Henry Middleton Britt was American judge. Bar: Illinois 1947, Arkansas 1948, United States District Court (western district) Arkansas 1948, United States District Court (eastern district) Arkansas 1958, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1951, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954. Recipient Service to Mankind award Sertoma Club, 1973; Paul Harris fellow Rotary International.

Background

Britt, Henry Middleton was born on June 9, 1919 in Olmsted, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Middleton and Sarah Theodosia (Roach) Britt.

Education

AB, University of Illinois, 1941;Juris Doctor, University of Illinois, 1947.

Career

Private practice law, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1948-1967;assistant, United States Attorney Western District Arkansas, 1953-1958;circuit judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Arkansas, Hot Springs, 1967-1983;retired, 18th Judicial Circuit Arkansas, Hot Springs, 1983;president, Arkansas Judicial Council, 1982-1983;member, Arkansas-Federal Judicial Council, 1973-1974. Fellow National College Advocacy, Harvard University, 1974. Faculty adviser National College State Judiciary, 1973, National College District Attorneys, U. Houston, 1976,American Academy Judicial Education, University of Virginia, 1976.

Member Midwestern Training Conference Organized Crime and Law Enforcement at U. Notre Dame, 1972, Arkansas College Juvenile Justice, 1972. Member Executive Committee Arkansas Commission Crime and Law Enforcement, 1968-1971. Member central planning county Arkansas Crime Commission.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1947, Arkansas 1948, United States District Court (western district) Arkansas 1948, United States District Court (eastern district) Arkansas 1958, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1951, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1954.

Membership

Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1960. General counsel Republican Party of Arkansas, 1962-1964. Permanent member Arkansas State Republican Committee.

Alternate delegate Republican National Convention, 1968. Member Garland County Board Election, 1962-1964. Chairman Garland County Republican Committee, 1962-1964.

Board directors United Fund, 1951-1952. Board trustees The University of Ozarks, 1982-1995, Evergreen Foundation. Executive board Boy Scouts American, Ouachita Area Council.

President Garland County Community College Foundation, 1988-1990, Garland County Council on Aging Council, Inc., Lakewood Convalescent Home, Inc., Lakewood Residential Care Facility Inc. Captain Judge Advocate General Corps Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Fellow National College State Trial Judges, Arkansas Bar Foundation.

Member American Bar Association (ex-officio member, executive council 1982-1983), Illinois Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association (Award of Merit 1983), Garland County Bar Association (president 1961-1962), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, United States Navy League (life, president Hot Springs council 1966-1968, state president 1968-1970), Hot Springs Junior Chamber of C. (life, president 1951-1952), Delta Phi, Phi Alpha Delta, American Judicature Society, American Judges Association, Kiwanis (president Hot Springs Club 1969-1970), Masons, Shriners, Elks.

Connections

Married Barbara Jean Holmes, October 29, 1942 (February 1987). Children: Nancy Marsh, Sarah Barbara, Melissa Middleton.

father:
Henry Middleton Britt

mother:
Sarah Theodosia (Roach) Britt

spouse:
Barbara Jean Holmes

child:
Nancy Marsh Britt

child:
Sarah Barbara Britt

child:
Melissa Middleton Britt