Holt, George Chandler - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1866
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1903-1914). An editorial writer for New Haven Palladium for a few months in 1866-67, then entered Columbia Law School (LL B. 1869, valedictorian of his Class), admitted to New York Bar 1869 and practiced law in New York City until 1898 as member of successive firms of Cross, Rice & Holt, Nash & Holt, and Holt & Butler, assistant assessor of internal revenue in 32d Collection District of New York at New York City, October, 1868-December, 1870, referee in bankruptcy in New York 1898-1903, United States district judge for Southern District of New York 1903-January, 1914, receiver for Etna Explosives Company 1916-1921, when retired from active business, then made his home in Woodstock, Conn., until 1929, had since traveled abroad and had lived in Stoke Poges, England, two summers, lecturer at Columbia on federal jurisprudence 1890 and on patents 1912 and at Cornell on admiralty 1906.
Vice-president of Association of the Bar of the City of New York 1915 and 1916 (member of committee on amendment of the law 1886, executive committee 1887-1889 and 1897-1899, nominating committee 1890, 1892, 1894, 96, and 1900, library committee 1896-99, and judicial nominations committee 1903), president of Alumni Association of the Law School of Columbia University 1916-19, member of board of managers of American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1906-08, a* founder of Lawyers Club of New York 1887, an incorporator of the New York Yale Club 1897, member Century Association, Sons of the Revolution, and Penn-Gray Society of Stoke Poges, England.
Born December 31, 1843, in Mexico, N. Y. Died January 26, 1931, in Nice, France.
Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1930-31, page 14
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