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Havre High grad Holt serving as federal bankruptcy judge


December 9, 2019

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Havre High School graduate Whitman Holt is sworn in Nov. 1 in Yakima, Wash., as a federal bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Washington.

A Havre High school graduate has made it to a top level in the legal system.

Whitman Holt was appointed by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Nov. 1 as judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

Holt said he became interested in law while a Havre High student.

"I think I knew by the time I got to junior or senior year of high school that I was likely going to end up going to law school and being a lawyer," Holt said. "If you would've asked me at that time if I was going to be a bankruptcy lawyer or bankruptcy judge in central Washington, I would've sa...

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