The James Wilson Foundation on Natural Rights and the American Founding

Remembering Holden Tanner (’20)

by James Wilson Institute on March 17, 2022
Holden Tanner at the 2020 Fellowship

JWI mourns the tragic death of Holden Tanner, 2020 James Wilson Fellow. In this time of grief, we offer our deepest condolences to all who knew him and pray for the repose of Holden’s soul. Please also pray for strength for his wife and children.

Holden was a gentleman and scholar in full, one of our very best Fellows. In the coming days and weeks, we plan to honor his memory more greatly. In this spirit, we share an interview with Holden from last year along with two articles Holden published at Anchoring Truths. We hope these can give a glimpse into his scholarship and his bright legal mind.…/interview…/…/…/states-courts-and…/

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.
— James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790