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Hugh Barnett Helm, American judge. Decorated Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge; recipient Founders medal for oratory Vanderbilt University, 1935, Distinguished Service Commendation Federal Trade Commission, 1969. Member Tennessee House of Representatives, 1949-1950.; Served with infantry United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945; Member National Lawyers.


Helm, Hugh Barnett was born on December 27, 1914 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States. Son of Hugh Barnett and Ermine (Cox) Helm.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1935, postgraduate law school, 1936-1937, 52-53, Stanford University, 1953-1956, National College Judiciary, 1976.


Bar: Kentucky 1938, Tennessee 1938, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1942. Attorney Trade Practice Conference, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1938-1942. Associate counsel United States International Prosecution Section General Headquarters, Supreme Command Allies Pacific, Tokyo, 1946.

Practiced in Nashville, 1946-1953. Bond specialist Swett & Crawford, San Francisco, 1956-1957. Resident manager Totten & Company, San Francisco, 1958, vice president general manager, 1959-1960.

Senior trial attorney Bureau Restraint of Trade, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1961-1966, chief division of advisory opinions, 1966-1970, acting director Bureau Industry Guidance, 1969-1970, attorney adviser Federal Trade Commission Bureau Consumer Claims, until 1971. Administrative law judge Bureau Hearing and Appeals, Social Security Administration, Department of Health, Chattanooga, 1971-1973, administrative law judge charge Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois, Paducah, Kentucky, 1973-1976, Louisville, 1976-1978. Administrative law judge in charge Miami (Florida) Office Hearings and Appeals, 1979-1981, administrative law judge, Louisville, 1981-1982.

Member regional judicial council Social Security Administration President Surety Claims Association Northern California, 1957-1958.


Member Tennessee House of Representatives, 1949-1950. Served with infantry United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Member National Lawyers.


Married Vivian Loreen Downing, June 5, 1943. Children: Beverly Barron, Hugh B. III, Nathaniel Henry.

Hugh Barnett Helm

Ermine (Cox) Helm

Vivian Loreen Downing

Beverly Barron Helm

Hugh B. III Helm

Nathaniel Henry Helm