George Chandler Holt

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George Chandler Holt (December 31, 1843 – January 26, 1931) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Mexico, New York, Holt received an A.B. from Yale College in 1866, where he was a member of Skull and Bones,[1]:14 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1869. He was in private practice in New York City from 1869 to 1898. He was a Referee in Bankruptcy for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1898 to 1903.

On March 2, 1903, Holt was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York created by 32 Stat. 805. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 1903, and received his commission the same day. Holt served in that capacity until his retirement, on January 16, 1914.

He died in Nice, France.


  1. ^ "Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1930-1931". Yale University. 1 December 1931. Retrieved March 24, 2011.