James Ellsworth Noland

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James E. Noland
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Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
In office
May 19, 1988 – May 18, 1990
Preceded by John Smith
Succeeded by Joyce Green
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
June 9, 1984 – December 31, 1986
Preceded by Samuel Dillin
Succeeded by Gene Brooks
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
In office
November 3, 1966 – December 31, 1986
Appointed by Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by John Tinder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by Gerald Landis
Succeeded by William Bray
Personal details
Born James Ellsworth Noland
(1920-04-22)April 22, 1920
La Grange, Missouri, U.S.
Died August 12, 1992(1992-08-12) (aged 72)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Indiana University, Bloomington (BA, JD)
Harvard University (MBA)

James Ellsworth Noland (April 22, 1920 – August 12, 1992) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana and a United States federal judge.

Born in La Grange, Missouri, Noland received an A.B. from Indiana University in 1942 and an M.B.A. 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 J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1948.

He 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 U.S. 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.

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. Noland served in that capacity until his death, in 1992, in Indianapolis. He was interred in that city's Crown Hill Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerald Landis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th congressional district

1949–1951
Succeeded by
William Bray
Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
1966–1986
Succeeded by
John Tinder
Preceded by
Samuel Dillin
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
1984–1986
Succeeded by
Gene Brooks
Preceded by
John Smith
Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Joyce Green