James Barton Phelps (THS 1934)

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

Superior Court Judge of California.

Judge Phelps earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and law degree from Harvard University. He was admitted to the state bar of California in December 1941. His father, Barton Phelps, was a key player in acquiring a USS Constitution spar that was put to use as the first THS flagpole in 1931. He was in the first class that attended THS in the present building all three years. As a student, he was a member of National Forensic League, Masque and Wig, Thespians, Trojan-Knights, Editor of the Sunflower and World, Student Council Officer, cast member of “The Quest,” “Captain Applejack,” and “Dulcy.”