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Hezekiah Russel Holland (born September 18, 1936), more commonly known as H. Russel Holland, is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.

H. Russel Holland
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
Assumed office
September 18, 2001
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
In office
1989–1995
Preceded byJames Martin Fitzgerald
Succeeded byJames Keith Singleton Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
In office
July 16, 1984 – September 18, 2001
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byJames von der Heydt
Succeeded byRalph R. Beistline
Personal details
Born
Hezekiah Russel Holland

(1936-09-18) September 18, 1936 (age 82)
Pontiac, Michigan
EducationUniversity of Michigan (B.B.A.)
University of Michigan Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Holland received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in 1958 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Michigan Law School in 1961. He was a law clerk with Justice Buell A. Nesbett of the Supreme Court of Alaska in 1961. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Anchorage, Alaska division from 1963 to 1965, and was then in private practice in Anchorage until 1984.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On March 6, 1984, Holland was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Alaska vacated by Judge James von der Heydt. Holland was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 26, 1984, and received his commission on July 16, 1984. He served as Chief Judge from 1989 to 1995, assuming senior status on September 18, 2001.[1]

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AssociationEdit

Holland is a member of the Petroleum Club, a social organization that has many members associated with the oil industry.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Holland, H[ezekiah] Russel - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (25 April 1991). "Judge's Ties to Oil Industry Didn't Matter, Friends Say" – via NYTimes.com.

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