James Ellsworth Noland
James Ellsworth Noland (April 22, 1920 – August 12, 1992) was a United States representative from Indiana and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Born in La Grange, Missouri, Noland received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Indiana University Bloomington in 1942 and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1943. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1948.
Noland was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the Eightieth Congress from Indiana in 1946. He was in private practice in Bloomington, Indiana from 1948 to 1949. He was a United States representative from Indiana from 1949 to 1951. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1950. He was in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1951 to 1966. During that time, he also served as an assistant state attorney general of Indiana in 1952, and as an Indiana state election commissioner in 1954. He was an assistant city attorney of Indianapolis in 1956, and a first assistant city attorney of Indianapolis from 1956 to 1957. He was a member of the Indiana State Election Board from 1958 to 1966.
Federal judicial service
On October 6, 1966, Noland was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He served as Chief Judge from 1984 to 1986, assuming senior status on December 31, 1986. He was a Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1983 to 1990 and Presiding Judge of that court from 1988 to 1990. Noland remained in senior status until his death, on August 12, 1992, in Indianapolis. He was interred in that city's Crown Hill Cemetery.
- James Ellsworth Noland at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- United States Congress. "James Ellsworth Noland (id: N000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Biography of James Ellsworth Noland
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