Cale James Holder

Cale James Holder
Born (1912-04-05)April 5, 1912
Lawrenceville, Illinois
Died August 23, 1983(1983-08-23) (aged 71)

Cale James Holder (April 5, 1912 August 23, 1983) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Lawrenceville, Illinois, Holder received an LL.B. from Benjamin Harrison Law School, in Indianapolis in 1934, and a J.D. from the same institution in 1938. He was in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1934 to 1954. He was a Deputy prosecutor, 19th Judicial Circuit, Marion County Criminal Court, Indiana from 1940 to 1942. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1946. He was a special attorney of Indiana State Personnel Board from 1946 to 1949, and was a deputy state attorney general of Indiana in 1953.

On August 2, 1954, Holder was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 6, 1954, and received his commission the same day. Holder served in that capacity until his death, in 1983.


Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Succeeded by
Sarah Evans Barker
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