Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1990

Born in Hartford, Borden was a letterman in football at Weaver High School for three years and was starting quarterback the last two years. His senior year the team was ranked fourth in the state, and he won honorable mention on the All-District football team chosen by the press. He was also a letterman in track, running the 100- and 120-yard dashes. He played for three years on the Hartford Jewish Community Center varsity basketball team and was one of the leading scorers and rebounders.

At Amherst College, he was the starting quarterback on a football team that defeated Trinity and Wesleyan. He suffered an eye problem which interrupted his college athletic career.

He worked for Senator John F. Kennedy in 1958 and 1959 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1962. He practiced law in Hartford until 1977, when he appointed a judge of the Court of Common Pleas; the next year he was appointed to the Superior Court and in 1983 he became a judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut by Governor William O’Neill and was the youngest justice ever to be appointed to the high court. He was the chief draftsman of the Connecticut Penal Code, enacted into law in 1969.