John W. Holland

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John Warthen Holland (September 30, 1883–November 15, 1969) was an American lawyer and judge.

Holland was born in 1883 in Jackson, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Union University in 1904 and his LL.B. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1906.

Holland was in private practice in Jackson, Tennessee from 1906 to 1910, before relocating to Jacksonville, Florida, where he was in private practice from 1910 to 1933 and was city attorney in 1929.

Holland was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 1933 to 1936. President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated him to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on May 26, 1936, to the seat vacated by Halsted L. Ritter. Confirmed by the Senate on May 30, 1936, he received commission on June 1. Served as chief judge, 1950-1955.

Holland assumed senior status on July 1, 1955, and remained on the court until his death in Coral Gables in 1969.

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