H. Russel Holland
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska|
September 18, 2001
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska|
July 16, 1984 – September 18, 2001
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||James Arnold von der Heydt|
|Succeeded by||Ralph R. Beistline|
|Born||1936 (age 80–81)
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan
University of Michigan Law School
Hezekiah Russel Holland (born 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.
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 the 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.
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 James A. 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.
Judge Holland presided over the litigation ensuing after the Exxon Valdez disaster.
Judge Holland is a member of the Petroleum Club, a social organization that has many members associated with the oil industry.
- H. Russel Holland at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
James von der Heydt
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska
Ralph R. Beistline