NORWOOD. Jan. 9—Judge James A. Halloran, 70, associate justice of Dedham District Court for 30 years, and Norwood town counsel and moderator for 25 years, died today at his home, 153 Pleasant st.

He leaves a wife, three sisters, Margaret, Mary, and Nellie, of Concord, N. H., and two brothers, Joseph and John.

Judge Halloran, vice president of the Norwood Trust Company, was a member of the Norfolk County Bar Association, Board of Trade, Massachusetts Bar, Charitable Irish Society, University Club, and St. Catherine’s Holy Name Society.

Flags Half Staff

Flags on county buildings in Dedham were placed at half-staff.

The funeral will be held Monday, with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Catherines Church. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

As senior jurist of the Dedham District Court, he was held in cs-teem by the members of the bar, as one of the fairest and capable, lower-court judges in the state.

In his capacity as moderator for 25 years in Norwood, he made it a practice to open the polls for all elections at 6 a. m. and he remained until all votes were counted, announcing the results, if necessary, into the next day.

As moderator, he conducted all appropriation town meetings in such an able manner that it was a rare year in which the town did not transact all its business in a two-hour session.

He was born in Concord. N. H., and attended the schools there before entering Harvard Law School, where he was graduated in 1897. He went into private practice in 1900, serving as corporation counsel for large oil companies which were opening developments in the Mexican oilfields.

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