|First Judicial District|
Judge Holt was born in Woodsville, New Hampshire, on October 21, 1866. He attended St. Johnsbury Academy of Vermont; received his A. B. degree from Harvard University, 1890. He moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 1892, and began his study of law, in the law firm of Colonel John D. Benton and Charles F. Amidon. He was admitted to the North Dakota Bar in 1898. He engaged in the practice of law at Fargo, North Dakota for many years. Under an appointment of Judge John Burke, he conducted a study of workmen's compensation insurance, and did much of the preliminary work and study resulting in the enactment of the present North Dakota Workmen's Compensation Law. In May, 1932 he was appointed Judge of the First Judicial District, by Governor George F. Shafer. Due to ill health he retired in the fall of 1946. Judge Holt died in the City of Wilmington, Delaware, March 16, 1947.
Biographical Sketches of the North Dakota District Court Judges