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James Arnold von der Heydt Edit Profile

Lawyer , federal judge

James Arnold von der Heydt, American federal judge. Bar: Alaska 1951. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Albion College, 1995, Professionalism and Ethics award Inn of Court, 2005. President Anchorage Fine Arts Museum Association; Member Alaska Bar Association (board governors 1955-1959, president 1959-1960), American Judicature Society, Masons (32d degree), Shriners, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Nu.

Background

Heydt, James Arnold von der was born on July 15, 1919 in Miles City, Montana, United States. Son of Harry Karl and Alice S. (Arnold) von der Heydt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Albion (Michigan) College, 1942;Juris Doctor, Northwestern, 1951.

Career

Deputy United States marshall, Nome, Alaska, 1945—1948. United States commissioner United States District Court Alaska, 1951. United States attorney United States Attorney' General’ s Office (district Alaska), 1951—1953.

Private practice attorney Nome, Alaska, 1953—1959. Member Alaska House Representatives, 1957—1959. Presiding judge Alaska Superior Court, Juneau, Alaska, 1959—1966.

Judge United States District Court Alaska, 1966—1973, chief judge, 1973—1984, senior judge, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alaska 1951.

Membership

President Anchorage Fine Arts Museum Association. Member Alaska Bar Association (member of the Board of Governors 1955-1959, president 1959-1960), American Judicature Society, Masons (32d degree), Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Nu.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: researching Arctic bird life, creative writing.

Connections

Married Verna E. Johnson, May 21, 1952.

father:
Harry Karl Heydt

mother:
Alice S. (Arnold) Heydt

spouse:
Verna E. Johnson