Retired Supreme Court Justice Major B. Harding, with his wife Jane by his side, received Susan Rosenblatt Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society in recognition of his highly distinguished judicial career, many years of extraordinary contributions to Florida’s legal system, and lifelong devotion to improving the lives of others. Former Supreme Court Marshal Wilson Barnes once said of Harding, “Around the court, among my colleagues, we like to consider Justice Harding as a man of the people.” From judges to janitors, Barnes said, “He related to us all. He was not taken up with the power or the importance of his position.”
Justice Major and Jane Harding share a moment after receiving his FSCHS lifetime achievement award. The Harding were married while the justice was in law school at Wake Forest.
In accepting a lifetime achievement award from the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society with his wife Jane by his side, retired Justice Major B. Harding said “her love, her care, her support, her encouragement, and her wisdom, in my judgment, are equally attributable to my receiving this award.”