Judges of the D. C. Circuit Courts



Adkins, Jesse Corcoran

Born 4/13/1879 in Knoxville, TN

Died 3/29/1955 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on June 6, 1930; Confirmed by the Senate on June 17, 1930, and received commission on June 17, 1930. Assumed senior status on 10/15/1946.Service terminated on 3/29/1955, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1899

Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1900

Professional Career:

Assistant U.S. attorney, Washington, DC, 1905-1908

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1908-1911

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1908-1911

Assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1911-1914

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1914-1916

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1916-1930

Faculty, Georgetown University Law School, 1910-1945


Alvey, Richard Henry

Born 3/6/1826 in St. Mary`s County, MD

Died 9/14/1906 in Hagerstown, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 14, 1893; Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 1893, and received commission on April 15, 1893. Service terminated on January 1, 1905, due to retirement.

Education:

Read Law, 1849

Professional Career:

Private practice, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1850-1867

Member, Maryland State Legislature, 1867

Delegate, Maryland Constitutional Convention, 1867

Chief judge, Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland, 1867-1883

Chief justice, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1883-1893

Private practice, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1904-1906


 

 

Anderson, Thomas H.

Born 6/6/1848 in Belmont County, OH

Died 10/1/1916

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by William McKinley on December 5, 1901; Confirmed by the Senate on February 4, 1902, and received commission on February 6, 1902.Service terminated on 10/1/1916, due to death.

Education:

Mount Union College

Professional Career:

High school principal, Cambridge, Ohio, 1871

Private practice, Cambridge, Ohio, 1871-1889

U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1889-1893

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1893-1899

U.S. Attorney for the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, 1899-1901


 

 

 

Arnold, Thurman Wesley

Born 6/2/1891 in Laramie, WY

Died 11/0/1969 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 11, 1943; Confirmed by the Senate on March 9, 1943, and received commission on March 11, 1943.  Service terminated on 7/9/1945, due to resignation.

Education:

Princeton University, B.A., 1911

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Lieutenant, Field Artillery,  -1919

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1914-1919

Private practice, Laramie, Wyoming, 1919-1927

Member, Wyoming House of Representatives, 1921

Mayor, Laramie, Wyoming, 1923-1924

Lecturer, University of Wyoming, 1921-1926

Dean, College of Law, West Virginia University, 1927-1930

Visiting professor, Yale University, 1930-1931

Professor of law, Yale University, 1931-1938

Special assistant to general counsel, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933

Assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1938-1943

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1945-


 

 

 

Bailey, Thomas Jennings

Born 6/6/1867 in Nashville, TN

Died 1/9/1963 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918; Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 1918, and received commission on May 22, 1918.  Assumed senior status on 11/1/1950.  Service terminated on 1/9/1963, due to death.

Education:

Southwestern University, A.B., 1884

Southwestern University, A.M., 1885

Vanderbilt University, B.L., 1890

Professional Career:

Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1890, 1896-1900

Private practice, Seattle, Tennessee, 1893-1896

Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1902-1918

Special commissioner, 1915

Deputy clerk and master in chancery, Nashville, Tennessee, 1915-1918

 


 

 

Barnard, Job 

Born 6/8/1844 in Porter County, IN

Died 2/28/1923 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by William McKinley on December 11, 1899; Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1899, and received commission on December 19, 1899.  Service terminated on 6/8/1914, due to retirement.

Education:

University of Michigan, LL.B., 1867

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1861-1865

Private practice, Crown Point, Indiana, 1867-1873

Assistant clerk, District of Columbia Supreme Court, 1873-1876

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1876-1899

Professor, Georgetown University Law School


 

 

 

Bastian, Walter Maximillian

Born 11/16/1891 in Washington, DC

Died 3/12/1975

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on November 27, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1950, and received commission on December 22, 1950.  Service terminated on 12/15/1954, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 27, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on 12/2/1954, and received commission on 12/3/1954.  Assumed senior status on 3/16/1965.  Service terminated on 3/12/1975, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1913

Professional Career:

First lieutenant, chemical warfare service, World War I

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1915-1950

Lecturer, National University School of Law, 1918-1948


 

 

 

Bates, John D.

 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001; Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 2001, and received commission on December 14, 2001.    

Education:

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1968

University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:

First lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1968-1971

Law clerk, Hon. Roszel C. Thomsen, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1977-1980

Assistant U.S. attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1980-1987

Chief, Civil Division, Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1987-1997

Deputy independent counsel, Office of the Independent Counsel, 1995-1997

Private practice, 1998-2001


 

 

 

Bazelon, David L.

Born 9/3/1909 in Superior, WI

Died 2/19/1993 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1950, and received commission on February 10, 1950.  Served as chief judge, 1962-1978. Assumed senior status on 6/30/1979.  Service terminated on 2/19/1993, due to death.

Education:

Northwestern University, B.S.L, 1931

Read Law, 1932

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1932-1935

Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1935-1946

Assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Lands Division, 1946-1949


 

 

 

Bingham, Edward Franklin

Born 8/13/1828 in West Concord, VT

Died 9/5/1907 in Union, WV

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Grover Cleveland on December 20, 1887; Confirmed by the Senate on 01/23/1888, and received commission on January 23, 1888.  Service terminated on 4/30/1903, due to retirement.

Education:

Read Law, 1850

Professional Career:

Prosecuting attorney, Vinton County, Ohio, 1850-1855

Private practice, McArthur, Ohio, 1850-1861

Member, Ohio State House of Representatives, 1856-1857

Private practice, Columbus, Ohio, 1861-1867

City solicitor, Columbus, Ohio, 1867-1871

Private practice, Columbus, Ohio, 1871-1873

Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Fifth Judicial District, Columbus, Ohio, 1873-1888

Private practice, Columbus, Ohio, 1903-1907


Boasberg, James Emanuel

Born 1963 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Thomas F. Hogan; Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 2011, and received commission on March 17, 2011.

Education:

Yale College, B.A., 1985
Oxford University, M.St., 1986
Yale Law School, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Dorothy W. Nelson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1990-1991
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1991-1994
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1996-2002
Associate judge, District of Columbia Superior Court, 2002-2011

 

 

 

Bork, Robert Heron

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 7, 1981; Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1982, and received commission on February 9, 1982.  Service terminated on 2/5/1988, due to resignation.

Education:

University of Chicago, B.A., 1948

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1953

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps, 1945-1946, 1950-1952

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1962

Professor, Yale Law School, 1962-1981

Solicitor General of the United States, 1973-1977

Acting Attorney General of the United States, 1973-1974

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1981-1982

 

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, 1987; rejected by Senate


 

 

 

Boudin, Michael 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 18, 1990; Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1990, and received commission on August 7, 1990.  Service terminated on 1/31/1992, due to resignation.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 18, 1990; Confirmed by the Senate on 5/21/1992, and received commission on 5/26/1992.  Served as chief judge, 2001present.   

Education:

Harvard University, B.A., 1961

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1964-1965

Law clerk, Justice John Harlan, Supreme Court of the United States, 1965-1966

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1966-1987

Visiting professor, Harvard Law School, 1982-1983

Lecturer, Harvard Law School, 1983-1998

Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, Antitrust Division, 1987-1990


 

 

 

Bradley, Andrew Coyle

Born 2/12/1844 in Washington, DC

Died 5/15/1902 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on March 19, 1889; Confirmed by the Senate on March 23/1889, and received commission on March 23, 1889.  Service terminated on 5/15/1902, due to death.

Education:

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1867

Professional Career:

Professor of law, Columbia University, Washington, DC


 

 

 

Brown, Janice Rogers

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005; Confirmed by the Senate on June 8, 2005, and received commission on June 10, 2005.    

Education:

California State University, B.A., 1974

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1977

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 2004

Professional Career:

Deputy legislative counsel, Legislative Counsel Bureau, State of California, 1977-1979

Deputy attorney general, Attorney General`s Office, California Department of Justice, 1979-1987

Deputy secretary & general counsel, Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, State of California, 1987-1990

Private practice, California, 1990-1991

Legal affairs secretary, Governor Pete Wilson`s Office, 1991-1994

Associate justice, California Court of Appeals for the Third District, 1994-1996

Associate justice, California Supreme Court, 1996-2005

Adjunct professor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1998-1999


 

 

 

Bryant, William Benson

Born 9/18/1911 in Wetumpka, AL

Died 11/13/2005 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 12, 1965; Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1965, and received commission on August 11, 1965.  Served as chief judge,  1977 - 1981. Assumed senior status on 1/31/1982.  Service terminated on 11/13/2005, due to death.

Education:

Howard University, A.B., 1932

Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1943-1947

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1948-1951

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1951-1954

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1954-1965


 

 

 

Buckley, James Lane

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 16, 1985; Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985.  Assumed senior status on 8/31/1996. 

Education:

Yale University, B.A., 1943

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1943-1946

Private practice, New Haven, Connecticut, 1949-1953

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1953-1957

Vice president, The Catawba Corporation, New York City, 1957-1970

U.S. Senator from New York, 1971-1977

Executive committee, Investment Firm of Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, New York City, 1977-1978

Business consultant, New York City and Sharon, Connecticut, 1978-1980

Undersecretary for Security Assistance, State Department, 1981-1982

President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1982-1985


 

 

 

Burger, Warren Earl

Born 9/17/1907 in St. Paul, MN

Died 6/25/1995 in Alexandria, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956; Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956.  Service terminated on 6/23/1969, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on January 12, 1969; Confirmed by the Senate on 6/9/1969, and received commission on 6/23/1969.  Assumed senior status on 9/26/1986.  Service terminated on 6/25/1995, due to death.

Education:

St. Paul College of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:

Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1931-1953

Instructor in contracts and trusts, St. Paul College of Law, 1931-1948

Assistant U.S. attorney general, Civil Litigation Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1953-1956


 

 

 

Cartter, David Kellogg

Born 6/22/1812 in Jefferson County, NY

Died 4/16/1887 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863; Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863.  Service terminated on April 16, 1887, due to death.

Education:

Read Law, 1832

Professional Career:

Private practice, Rochester, New York, 1832-1836

Private practice, Akron, Ohio, 1836-1845

Private practice, Massillon, Ohio, 1845-1849

U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1849-1853

Private practice, Massillon, Ohio, 1853-1856

Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1856-1861

U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1861-1863


 

 

 

Clabaugh, Harry M.

Born 7/16/1856 in Cumberland, MD

Died 3/6/1914 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by William McKinley on February 21, 1899; Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1899, and received commission on March 2, 1899.  Service terminated on 5/1/1903, due to appointment to another judicial position.

U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia], Chief Justice

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on February 21, 1899; Confirmed by the Senate on 11/16/1903, and received commission on 11/16/1903.  Service terminated on 3/6/1914, due to death.

Education:

University of Maryland, LL.B., 1878

Professional Career:

Private practice, Baltimore, MD, 1878-1880

Private practice, Carroll County, MD, 1880-1904

Chairman, Rep. State Central Com., 1891-1899

Attorney general, State of Maryland, 1895-1904


 

 

 

Clark, Bennett Champ

Born 1/8/1890 in Bowling Green, MO

Died 7/13/1954 in Gloucester, MA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 12, 1945; Confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945.  Service terminated on 7/13/1954, due to death.

Education:

University of Missouri, B.A., 1913

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:

Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, 1913-1917

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, 1917-1919

Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1919-1932

U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1933-1945


 

 

 

Cole, Charles Cleaves

Born 5/22/1841 in Hiram, ME

Died 3/17/1905 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 12, 1892; Confirmed by the Senate on January 28/1893, and received commission on January 28, 1893.  Service terminated on 4/22/1901, due to resignation.

Education:

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1867

Read Law, 1866

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Private, 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865

Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1866-1867

Private practice, West Union, West Virginia, 1868-1870

Prosecuting attorney, Doddridge County, West Virginia, 1869-1870

Private practice, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1870-1874

City solicitor, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1874-1876

Private practice, Parkersburg, West Virginia, 1876-1878

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1878-1891

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1891-1893

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1901-1905


 

 

 

Collyer, Rosemary M.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George W. Bush on August 1, 2002; Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002.    

Education:

Trinity College, B.A., 1968

University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:

Private practice, Colorado, 1977-1981

Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, 1981-1984

General counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1984-1989

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1989-2002




Contreras, Rudolph

Born 1962 in Staten Island, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on July 28, 2011, to a seat vacated by Ricardo M. Urbina. Confirmed by the Senate on March 22, 2012, and received commission on March 23, 2012.

Education:
Florida State University, B.S., 1984
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1991

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1991-1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1994-2003, 2006-2012; chief, Civil Division, 2006-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Delaware, 2003-2006; chief, Civil Division, 2003-2006



Cooper, Christopher Reid

Born 1966 in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Royce C. Lamberth. Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 2014, and received commission on March 28, 2014.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1988
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1993

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Abner J. Mikva, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1993-1994
Special assistant to the deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1996
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1996-2010
Private practice, London, United Kingdom, 2010-2014



Corcoran, Howard Francis

Born 1/25/1906 in Pawtucket, RI

Died 5/11/1989 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 1, 1965; Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1965, and received commission on March 11, 1965.  Assumed senior status on 11/30/1977.  Service terminated on 5/11/1989, due to death.

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1928

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:

Department of Agriculture, 1933-1934

Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934-1935

Legal associate, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-1938

Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1938-1943

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1943

U.S. Army, 1943-1945

Private practice, New York City, 1946-1954

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1954-1965


 

 

 

Covington, James Harry

Born 5/3/1870 in Talbot County, MD

Died 2/4/1942 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on June 8, 1914; Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1914, and received commission on June 15, 1914.  Service terminated on 5/31/1918, due to resignation.

Education:

University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.B., 1894

Professional Career:

Private practice, Easton, Maryland, 1894-

State’s attorney, Talbot County, Maryland, 1903-1908

U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1909-1914

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1918-1942

Professor of law, Georgetown University, 1914-1919

Member, U.S. Railroad Wage Commission, 1918


 

 

 

Cox, Joseph Winston

Born 10/19/1875 in Bridle Creek, VA

Died 9/9/1939 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on June 23, 1930; Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1930, and received commission on July 7, 1930.  Service terminated on 9/9/1939, due to death.

Education:

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1901

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1901-1930

Instructor, Georgetown University Law School, 1913-1915

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general in enforcement of anti-trust laws and matters arising in special war activities of the U.S., 1914-1919

Member, District Selective Service Board, 1917-1918

Regional counsel, U.S. Railroad Administration, 1919-1920

Professorial lecturer, George Washington University, 1928-1930



 

 

 

Cranch, William 

Born 7/17/1769 in Weymouth, MA

Died 9/1/1855 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by John Adams on February 28, 1801; Confirmed by the Senate on 03/03/1801, and received commission on March 3, 1801.  Service terminated on February 24, 1806, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Circuit Court of the District of Columbia USCC, Chief Judge

Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on February 28, 1801;  Service terminated on September 1, 1855, due to death.

Education:

Harvard College, 1787

Read Law, 1790

Professional Career:

Private practice, Braintree, Massachusetts, 1790

Private practice, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1790-1791

Justice of the peace, Essex County, Massachusetts

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1791-1800

City land commissioner, U.S. Government, Washington, DC, 1800-1801

Supreme court reporter, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC, 1802-1815

Professor of law, Columbian College, Washington, DC, 1826-1828


 

 

 

Curran, Edward Matthew

Born 5/10/1903 in Bangor, ME

Died 1/10/1988 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 8, 1947; Confirmed by the Senate on February 3, 1947, and received commission on February 5, 1947.  Served as chief judge,  1966 - 1971. Assumed senior status on April 2, 1971.  Service terminated on 1/10/1988, due to death.

Education:

University of Maine, A.B., 1928

Catholic University of America School of Law, LL.B., 1927

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1928-1934

Assistant corporation counsel, District of Columbia, 1934-1936

Judge, District of Columbia Police Court, 1936-1940

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1940-1946


 

 

 

Danaher, John Anthony

Born 1/9/1899 in Meriden, CT

Died 9/22/1990 in West Hartford, CT

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 11, 1954; Confirmed by the Senate on March 30, 1954, and received commission on March 31, 1954.  Assumed senior status on 1/22/1969.  Service terminated on 9/22/1990, due to death.

Education:

Yale University, A.B., 1920

Yale Law School

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Lieutenant, 1918

Private practice, Hartford, CT, and Washington, D.C., 1922-1953

Assistant U.S. attorney, 1922-1934

Secretary of State, State of Connecticut, 1933-1935

U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1939-1945

Counsel, Republican Senatorial Committee, 1946-1953


 

 

 

Duckett, Allen Bowie

Born 0/0/1775 in Prince George`s County, MD

Died 7/19/1809 in Prince George`s County, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on February 28, 1806; Confirmed by the Senate on 03/03/1806, and received commission on March 17, 1806.  Service terminated on July 19, 1809, due to death.

Education:

Princeton University, 1790

Read Law

Professional Career:

Private practice, Prince George`s County, Maryland

Assistant clerk, Maryland House of Delegates, 1793-1795

Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates, 1796-1800

Executive council, State of Maryland, 1801-1806


 

 

 

Duell, Charles Holland

Born 4/13/1850 in Cortland, NY

Died 1/29/1920 in Yonkers, NY

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 16, 1904; Confirmed by the Senate on January 5, 1905, and received commission on January 5, 1905.  Service terminated on 8/31/1906, due to resignation.

Education:

Hamilton College, A.B., 1871

Hamilton College Law School, 1872

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1873-1880

Member, New York Assembly, 1878, 1880

Private practice, Syracuse, New York, 1880-1898

U.S. Commissioner of Patents, 1898-1901

Private practice, New York City, 1901-1904

Private practice, New York City, 1906-1913, 1915


 

 

 

Dunlop, James 

Born 3/28/1793 in Georgetown, MD

Died 5/6/1872 in Georgetown, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by James K. Polk on December 23, 1845; Confirmed by the Senate on February03/1846, and received commission on February 3, 1846. Service terminated on November 27, 1855, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Judge, Circuit Court of the District of Columbia USCC

Nominated by Franklin Pierce on December 23, 1845;     Service terminated on March 3, 1863, due to abolition of the court.

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1811

Read Law

Professional Career:

Private practice, Georgetown, DC, 1863-1872

Secretary, Corporation of Georgetown, DC,  -1838

Judge, Criminal Court of the District of Columbia,  -1845


 

 

 

Edgerton, Henry White

Born 10/20/1888 in Rush Center, KS

Died 2/23/1970 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 26, 1937; Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1937, and received commission on December 15, 1937.  Served as chief judge,  1955 - 1958. Assumed senior status on 4/22/1963.  Service terminated on 2/23/1970, due to death.

Education:

Cornell University, A.B., 1910

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:

Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1914

Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915-1916

Professor, Cornell University Law School, 1916-1918

Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1918-1921

Professor, George Washington University, 1921-1928

Professor, Cornell University, 1928-1937

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1934-1935


 

 

 

Edwards, Harry Thomas

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on December 6, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980.  Served as chief judge,  1994 - 2001. Assumed senior status on 11/3/2005. 

Education:

Cornell University, B.S., 1962

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1965

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1965-1970

Professor of law, University of Michigan Law School, 1970-1975, 1977-1980

Labor arbitrator, 1971-1980

Professor of law, Harvard Law School, 1975-1977

Chairman of the board, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, 1978-1980


 

 

 

Eicher, Edward Clayton

Born 12/16/1878 in Noble, IA

Died 11/30/1944 

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 30, 1941; Confirmed by the Senate on January 20, 1942, and received commission on January 23, 1942.  Service terminated on 11/30/1944, due to death.

Education:

University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1904

University of Chicago Law School

Professional Career:

Assistant registrar, University of Chicago, 1907-1909

Assistant attorney, Iowa District, C.B. & Q. Railroad Company, 1908-1918

Private practice, Washington, Iowa, 1918-1933

U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1933-1939

Member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1938-1942


 

 

 

Fahy, Charles 

Born 8/27/1892 in Rome, GA

Died 9/17/1979 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 1950, and received commission on April 7, 1950.  Assumed senior status on 4/17/1967.  Service terminated on 9/17/1979, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1914-1924, 1947-1949

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1917-1919

Private practice, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1924-1933

City attorney, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1932

First assistant solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1933

Member, Petroleum Advisory Board, 1933

Chairman, Petroleum Advisory Board, 1934-1935

General counsel, National Labor Relations Board, 1935-1940

Assistant U.S. solicitor general, 1940

Member, President`s Naval and Air Base Commission to London, 1941

Solicitor General of the United States, 1941-1945

Legal adviser, U.S. Military Government of Germany, 1945-1946

Adviser to American delegation, San Francisco Conference, 1945

Legal adviser, U.S. Department of State, 1946

U.S. member, Legal Commission, United Nations General Assembly, 1947-1949

Chairman, President`s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunities in the Armed Forces, 1948-1950

Chairman, Personnel Security Review Board, Atomic Energy Commission, 1949


 

 

 

Fisher, George Purnell

Born 10/13/1817 in Milford, DE

Died 2/10/1899 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863; Confirmed by the Senate on March 11/1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863.  Service terminated on May 1, 1870, due to resignation.

Education:

Dickinson College, 1838

Professional Career:

Private practice, Dover, Delaware, 1841-

Clerk, Delaware State Senate, 1843

Member, Delaware State House of Representatives, 1844

Secretary of state for the State of Delaware, 1846-1847

Aide-de-Camp to Major General Nathaniel Young, Commander of Delaware Militia, 1846-

Confidential clerk, U.S. Secretary of State, Washington, DC, 1849-1850

Commissioner, to settle claims of U.S. citizens against Brazil, 1850-1852

Private secretary, President of the U.S. Fillmore, 1852-

State attorney general, Delaware, 1855-1860

U.S. Representative from Delaware, 1861-1863

Colonel, First Delaware Cavalry, 1863

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1870-1875

First auditor of the U.S. Treasury, Washington, DC, 1889-1893


 

 

 

Fitzhugh, Nicholas Battalle

Born 5/10/1764 in King George County, VA

Died 12/31/1814 in Fairfax, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on November 21, 1803; Confirmed by the Senate on 11/25/1803, and received commission on November 25, 1803.  Service terminated on December 31, 1814, due to death.

Professional Career:

Private practice, Fairfax County, VA,     -1790, 1791-1802, 1802-1803

Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates, 1790-1791, 1802


 

 

 

Flannery, Thomas Aquinas

Born 5/10/1918 in Washington, DC

Died 9/20/2007 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 18, 1971; Confirmed by the Senate on December 1, 1971, and received commission on December 6, 1971.  Assumed senior status on 5/10/1985.  Service terminated on 9/20/2007, due to death.

Education:

Catholic University of America School of Law, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1940-1942

U.S. Army Air Corps, 1942-1945

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1945-1948

Trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1948-1950

Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1950-1962

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1962-1969

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1969-1971


 

 

 

Friedman, Paul L.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994; Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2009.     

Education:

Cornell University, B.A., 1965

New York University School of Law

State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Aubrey Robinson, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1968-1969

Law clerk, Hon. Roger Robb, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1969-1970

Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1970-1974

Assistant U.S. solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974-1976

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1976-1994


 

 

 

Garland, Merrick B.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997; Confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 1997, and received commission on March 20, 1997.    

Education:

Harvard College, A.B., 1974

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1977-1978

Law clerk, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Supreme Court of the United States, 1978-1979

Special assistant U.S. attorney general, 1979-1981

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1981-1989

Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1989-1992

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1992-1993

Deputy assistant U.S.attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, 1993-1994

Principal associate deputy U.S. attorney general, 1994-1997


 

 

 

Gasch, Oliver 

Born 5/4/1906 in Washington, DC

Died 7/8/1999 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 12, 1965; Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1965, and received commission on August 11, 1965.  Assumed senior status on November 30, 1981.  Service terminated on July 8, 1999, due to death.

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1928

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1932-

Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, DC, 1937-1953

General counsel, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, 1940-1960

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, JAG Corps, 1942-1946

Principal assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1953-1956

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1956-1961

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1961-1965


 

 

 

Gesell, Gerhard Alden

Born 6/16/1910 in Los Angeles, CA

Died 2/19/1993 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on November 29, 1967; Confirmed by the Senate on December 7, 1967, and received commission on December 12, 1967.  Assumed senior status on January 22, 1993.  Service terminated on February 19, 1993, due to death.

Education:

Yale University, A.B., 1932

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1935

Professional Career:

Trial attorney, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-1940

Technical advisor to the chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1940-1941

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1941-1967

Chairman, President`s Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Armed Forces, 1962-1964


 

 

 

Ginsburg, Douglas Howard

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 23, 1986; Confirmed by the Senate on October 8/1986, and received commission on October 14, 1986.  Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on October 14, 2011.

Education:

Cornell University, B.S., 1970

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Carl McGowan, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1973-1974

Law clerk, Justice Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1974-1975

Professor of law, Harvard University, 1975-1983

Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, Antitrust Division, Washington, DC, 1983-1984

Administrator for information and regulatory affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1984-1985

Assistant U.S. attorney general, Antitrust Division, Washington DC, 1985-1986

Visiting professor of law, Columbia University, 1987-1988

Lecturer on law, Harvard University, 1988-1989

Distinguished professor of law, George Mason University, 1988-1993

Visiting senior lecturer and Charles J. Merriam scholar, University of Chicago, 1990, 1992, 1994


 

 

 

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 14, 1980; Confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1980, and received commission on June 18, 1980.  Service terminated on 8/9/1993, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 14, 1980; Confirmed by the Senate on 8/3/1993, and received commission on 8/5/1993.     

Education:

Cornell University, A.B., 1954

Harvard Law School

Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:

Law secretary, Hon. Edmund L. Palmieri, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1959-1961

Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure, 1961-1963

     Research associate,  1961-1962

     Associate director,  1962-1963

Rutgers Law School, professor, 1963-1972

Columbia Law School, professor, 1972-1980

Counsel, ACLU Women`s Rights Project, 1972-1980

General counsel, American Civil Liberties Union, 1973-1980

National board of directors, ACLU, 1974-1980

Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, 1977-1978



 

 

 

Gordon, Peyton 

Born 4/30/1870 in Washington, DC

Died 9/17/1946 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on February 27, 1928; Confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 1928, and received commission on March 29, 1928.  Assumed senior status on February 4, 1941.  Service terminated on September 17, 1946, due to death.

Education:

Columbian University, LL.B., 1890

Columbian University, LL.M., 1891

Professional Career:

Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1891-1904

Pardon attorney, 1904-1907

Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1907-1913

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1914-1917

U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1917-1918

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1918-1921

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1921-1928


 

 

 

Gould, Ashley Mulgrave

Born 10/8/1859 in Lower Horton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Died 5/20/1921 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 2, 1902; Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 1902, and received commission on December 8, 1902.  Service terminated on May 20, 1921, due to death.

Education:

Amherst College, A.B., 1881

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1884

Professional Career:

Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1898

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1901-1902

Professor of law, Georgetown University, 1901-


 

 

 

Green, Joyce Hens

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 6, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 1979, and received commission on May 11, 1979.  Assumed senior status on July 11, 1995. 

Education:

University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1949

George Washington University Law School, J.D, 1951

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, and Arlington, Virginia, 1951-1968

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1968-1979


 

 

 

Green, June Lazenby

Born 1/23/1914 in Arnold, MD

Died 2/2/2001 in Arnold, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968; Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1968, and received commission on June 7, 1968.  Assumed senior status on January 15, 1984.  Service terminated on February 2, 2001, due to death.

Education:

American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1941

Professional Career:

Claims adjuster, Lumberman`s Mutual Casualty Company, Washington, DC, 1942-43

Claims attorney, Lumberman`s Mutual Casualty Company, Washington, DC, 1943-47

Private practice, Washington, DC, and Annapolis, Maryland, 1947-1968


 

 

 

Greene, Harold H.

Born 2/6/1923 in Frankfurt, Germany

Died 1/29/2000 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 22, 1978; Confirmed by the Senate on May 17, 1978, and received commission on May 19, 1978.  Assumed senior status on August 6, 1995.  Service terminated on January 29, 2000, due to death.

Education:

George Washington University, B.A., 1949

George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1952

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Bennett Champ Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1952-1953

Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1953-1957

Chief of appeals and research, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1957-1965

Judge, Court of General Sessions, District of Columbia, 1965-1966

Chief judge, Court of General Sessions, District of Columbia, 1966-1971

Chief judge, Superior Court of District of Columbia, 1971-1978


 

 

 

Griffith, Thomas Beall

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by George W. Bush on February 14, 2005; Confirmed by the Senate on June 14, 2005, and received commission on June 29, 2005.    

Education:

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1978

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1985

Professional Career:

Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1985-1989

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1989-1995, 1999-2000

Senate legal counsel, United States Senate, 1995-1999

General counsel, Brigham Young University, 2000-2005


 

 

 

Hagner, Alexander Burton

Born 7/13/1826 in Washington, DC

Died 6/30/1915 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on January 17, 1879; Confirmed by the Senate on January 21, 1879, and received commission on January 21, 1879.  Service terminated on 6/1/1903, due to retirement.

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1845

St. John`s College

Read Law, 1848

Professional Career:

Private practice, Annapolis, Maryland, 1848-1879

Maryland state representative, 1854-1855

Special judge, Prince George`s County, Maryland (no dates)


 

 

 

Harris, Stanley S.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 1, 1983; Confirmed by the Senate on November 11, 1983, and received commission on November 14, 1983.  Assumed senior status on 2/1/1996.  Service terminated on 6/2/2001, due to retirement.

Education:

University of Virginia, B.S., 1951

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1953

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1945-1947

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1953-1970

Judge, Superior Court, District of Columbia, 1970-1972

Judge, Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1972-1982

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1982-1983


 

 

 

Hart, George Luzerne Jr.

Born 7/14/1905 in Roanoake, VA

Died 5/21/1984 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1959; Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1959, and received commission on September 10, 1959.  Served as chief judge,  January 1, 1974January 1, 1975. Assumed senior status on May 16, 1979.  Service terminated on May 21, 1984, due to death.

Education:

Virginia Military Institute, A.B., 1927

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1930

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1930-1940

U.S. Army Reserve, 1941-1946

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1958

Presiding judge, U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1979-1982


 

 

 

Hitz, William 

Born 4/21/1872 in Washington, DC

Died 7/3/1935 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on December 15, 1916; Confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1917, and received commission on January 2, 1917.  Service terminated on February 13, 1931, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1916; Confirmed by the Senate on 1/28/1931, and received commission on 2/6/1931.  Service terminated on July 3, 1935, due to death.

Education:

Harvard College

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B, 1900

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1900-1914

Special attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1914-1916


 

 

 

Hoehling, Adolph A. Jr.

Born 11/3/1868 in Philadelphia, PA

Died 2/17/1941 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Warren G. Harding on June 6, 1921; Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1921, and received commission on June 13, 1921.  Service terminated on December 13, 1927, due to resignation.

Education:

Columbian University, LL.B., 1889

Columbian University, LL.M., 1890

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1891-1921

Major, JAG Corps, Washington, DC, WWI

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1928-1941


 

 

 

Hogan, Thomas Francis

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1982; Confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission on August 20, 1982.  Served as Chief Judge, January 1, 2001 – May 1, 2008. Assumed senior status on May 1, 2008.   

Education:

Georgetown University, A.B., 1960

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. William B. Jones, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1966-1967

Counsel, Federal Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws, 1967-1968

Private practice, Rockville, MD, and Washington, DC, 1968-1981

Assistant professor, Potomac School of Law, Washington, DC, 1977-1979

Private practice, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Washington, DC, 1981-1982

Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986-1992


 

 

 

Holtzoff, Alexander 

Born 11/7/1886 in New York, NY

Died 9/6/1969 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 12, 1945; Confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945.  Assumed senior status on December 31, 1967.  Service terminated on 9/6/1969, due to death.

Education:

Columbia University, A.B., 1908

Columbia University, M.A., 1909

Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1911

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York, 1911-1924

U.S. Army Private, 1918

Special assistant,  U.S. Attorney General`s Office, Washington, DC, 1924-1945

Executive assistant, U.S. Attorney General`s Office, Washington, DC, 1945


Howell, Beryl Alaine

Born 1956 in Fort Benning, GA

Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia Nominated by Barack Obama on July 14, 2010, to a seat vacated by Paul L. Friedman; Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010. Education: Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 1978 Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1983 Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1983-1984 Private practice, New York, New York, 1985-1987 Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1987-1993 U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, senior counsel, 1993-1996; general counsel, 1997-2003 Executive managing director and general counsel, Stroz Friedberg, 2003-2009 Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2004-present

 

 

 

Humphreys, David Campbell

Born 11/9/1817 in Morgan County, AL

Died 7/12/1879 in Fairfax County, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Ulysses Grant on April 22, 1870; Confirmed by the Senate on May 10/1870, and received commission on May 13, 1870.  Service terminated on July 2, 1879, due to death.

Professional Career:

Private practice, Madison County, Alabama

Member, Alabama House of Representatives, 1843, 1849, 1853, 1868

Planter and private practice, Huntsville, Alabama, 1850-

Confederate Army Colonel

 

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Alabama,1873; returned by Senate as irregular


 

 

 

Huvelle, Ellen Segal

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 25, 1999; Confirmed by the Senate on October 15, 1999, and received commission on October 26, 1999.    

Education:

Wellesley College, B.A., 1970

Yale University School of Architecture, M.C.P., 1972

Boston College School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Edward Hennessey, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1975-1976

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1976-1990

Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law, 1997-1999

Associate judge, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1990-1999


Jackson, Amy Berman

Born 1954 in Baltimore, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Gladys Kessler; Confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 2011, and received commission on March 18, 2011.

Education:

Harvard College, A.B., 1976
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Harrison L. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1979-1980
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1980-1986
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1986-1994, 2000-2011




Jackson, Ketanji Brown

Born 1970 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Henry Harold Kennedy, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on March 23, 2013, and received commission on March 26, 2013.

Education:

Harvard University, B.A., 1992
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1996

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Patti B. Saris, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1997-1998
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2007-2010
Law clerk, Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1999-2000
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2002
Assistant special counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2003-2005
Assistant federal public defender, District of Columbia, 2005-2007
Vice chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2010-

Given name at birth: Ketanji Onyika Brown

 

 

Jackson, Thomas Penfield

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1982; Confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1982, and received commission on June 25, 1982.  Assumed senior status on 1/31/2002.  Service terminated on 8/31/2004, due to retirement.

Education:

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1958

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1958-1961

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1964-1982, 2004-present




James, Charles Pinckney

Born 5/11/1818 in Cincinnati, OH

Died 8/9/1899 in Leesburg, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Rutherford B. Hayes on December 1, 1879; Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1879, and received commission on December 10, 1879.  Service terminated on December 1, 1892, due to retirement.

Education:

Harvard College, 1838

Professional Career:

Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1840-1850

Professor of law, Cincinnati College, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1850-1856

Judge, Superior Court of Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1856-1864

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1864-1879

Professor of law, Georgetown University, 1870-1874


 

 

 

Johnson, Norma Holloway

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 28, 1980; Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 1980, and received commission on May 12, 1980.  Served as chief judge,  1997 - 2001. Assumed senior status on 6/18/2001.  Service terminated on 12/31/2003, due to retirement.

Education:

District of Columbia Teachers College, B.S., 1955

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1962

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1963

Trial attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1963-1967

Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, DC, 1967-1970

Judge, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1970-1980


 

 

 

Jones, William Blakely

Born 3/20/1907 in Cedar Rapids, IA

Died 7/31/1979 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by John F. Kennedy on March 19, 1962; Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962.  Served as chief judge,  January 1, 1975January 1, 1977. Assumed senior status on March 20, 1977.  Service terminated on July 31, 1979, due to death.

Education:

University of Notre Dame, A.B., 1928

Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:

Private practice, Helena, Montana, 1931-1937

Special assistant state attorney general, Montana, 1935-1937

Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1937-1943

Attorney, U.S. Office of Patents and Appeals, 1943

Executive assistant to American chairman, Joint British-American Patent Interchange Commission, 1943-1946

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1962


 

 

 

Kavanaugh, Brett M.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by George W. Bush on February 25, 2006; Confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 2006, and received commission on May 30, 2006.    

Education:

Yale College, B.A., 1987

Yale Law School, J.D., 1990

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Walter K. Stapleton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1990-1991

Law clerk, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1991-1992

Attorney, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1993

Law clerk, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 1993-1994

Counsel, 1994-1997, Associate counsel, 1998, Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr

Private practice, 1997-1998, 1999-2001

Associate counsel to the President, Washington, DC, 2001-2003

Senior associate counsel to the President, Washington, DC, 2003

Assistant to the President and staff secretary, Washington, DC, 2003-2006


 

 

 

Keech, Richmond Bowling

Born 11/28/1896 in Washington, DC

Died 4/13/1986 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 8, 1947; Confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1947, and received commission on January 24, 1947.  Served as chief judge,  1966 - 1966. Assumed senior status on 11/1/1966.  Service terminated on 4/13/1986, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1922

Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1923

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, Transport Service, World War I

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1922-1925

Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, DC, 1925-1930

Professor of law, National University, 1930

People`s counsel of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 1930-1934

Law member and vice chairman, Public Utilities Commission, 1934-1940

Corporation counsel, Washington, DC, 1940-1945

Administrative assistant to President Harry S. Truman, 1945-1946


 

 

 

Kennedy, Henry Harold Jr.

Born 1948 in Columbia, SC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 15, 1997, to a seat vacated by Joyce Hens Green. Confirmed by the Senate on September 4, 1997, and received commission on September 18, 1997. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on November 18, 2011.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1976-1979

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1970

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1973

Assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. Attorney`s Office, District of Columbia, 1973-1976

Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 1979-1997


 

 

 

Kessler, Gladys 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994; Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994.  Assumed senior status on 1/22/2007. 

Education:

Cornell University, B.A., 1959

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1962

Professional Career:

Appellate attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1962-1964

Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. Harrison A. Williams, 1964-1966

Legislative assistant, U.S. Rep. Jonathan Bingham, 1966-1968

Special assistant, Director of Office of Staff Relations, New York City Board of Education, 1968-1969

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1969-1977

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1977-1994


 

 

 

Kilty, William 

Born 0/0/1757 in London, England

Died 10/10/1821 in Annapolis, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Judge, Circuit Court of the District of Columbia USCC

Nominated by Thomas Jefferson on January 6, 1802; Confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 1802, and received commission on January 26, 1802.  Service terminated on January 27, 1806, due to resignation.

Education:

College of St. Omer, France

Read Law

Professional Career:

Surgeon`s Mate, 4th Maryland Regiment, 1778-1780

Surgeon, 4th Maryland Regiment, 1780-1783

Compiler, Laws of Maryland, State of Maryland, 1798-1800

State Governor, Maryland, 1806-1821


 

 

 

Kirkland, James Robert

Born 2/15/1903 in Wilmington, DE

Died 2/25/1958 in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950.  Service terminated on 2/25/1958, due to death.

Education:

George Washington University, A.B., 1927

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1928

George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1929

Benjamin Franklin University, B.C.S., 1930

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve Commander,

Assistant U.S. attorney, Washington, DC, 1929-1934

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1934-1949

Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, 1947-1949


 

 

 

Kollar-Kotelly, Colleen 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997; Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1997, and received commission on March 26, 1997.     

Education:

Catholic University of America, B.A., 1965

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Catherine Kelly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1968-1969

Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, 1969-1972

Chief legal counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, St. Elizabeth`s Hospital, 1972-1984

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1984-1997


 

 

 

Lamberth, Royce C.

Born 1943 in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by Barrington D. Parker, Sr.. Confirmed by the Senate on November 13, 1987, and received commission on November 16, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2008-2013. Assumed senior status on July 15, 2013.

Education:

University of Texas, B.A., 1965

University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1967

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Captain, JAG Corps, 1967-1974

U.S. Attorney`s Office, District of Columbia, 1974-1987

Assistant U.S. attorney, Civil Division, 1974-1977

Assistant chief, Civil Division, 1977-1978

Chief, Civil Division, 1978-1987


 

 

 

Laws, Bolitha James

Born 8/22/1891 in Washington, DC

Died 11/1/1958 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 10, 1938. Confirmed by the Senate on June 16, 1938, and received commission on June 24, 1938. Service terminated on February 23, 1945, due to appointment to another judicial position. Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 19, 1945. Confirmed by the Senate on February 22, 1945, and received commission on February 23, 1945. Service terminated on September 1, 1948, due to appointment to another judicial position. Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia 1948 - 1958.  Service terminated on November 14, 1958, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1913

Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1914

Professional Career:

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1914-1920

Private practice, New York City, 1920-1921

Litigation counsel and assistant general counsel, U.S. Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation, 1921-1922

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1922-1938


 

 

 

Leon, Richard J.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George W. Bush on September 10, 2001; Confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2002, and received commission on February 19, 2002.    

Education:

College of the Holy Cross, A.B., 1971

Suffolk Law School, J.D., 1974

Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1981

Professional Career:

Law clerk, chief justice and associate justices, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1974-1975

Law clerk, Hon. Thomas F. Kelleher, Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 1975-1976

Attorney, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 1976-1977

Special assistant U.S. attorney, Civil Division, U.S Attorney`s Office, Southern District of New York, 1977-1978

Assistant professor of law, St. John`s University School of Law, 1979-1983

Senior trial attorney, Criminal Section, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1987

Deputy chief minority counsel, Select `Iran-Contra` Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-1988

Deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, Environment & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1988-1989

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1989-2002

Commissioner, White House Fellows Commission, 1990-1993

Chief minority counsel, `October Surprise` Task Force, Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1992-1993

Special counsel, `Whitewater Investigation,` Banking, Finance & Urban Affairs Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 1994

Adjunct professor, Georgetown University School of Law, 1997-present

Special counsel, Ethics Reform Task Force, U.S. House of Representatives, 1997

Commissioner, Judicial Review Commission on Foreign Asset Control, 2000-2001


 

 

 

Letts, Fred Dickinson

Born 4/26/1875 in Ainsworth, IA

Died 1/19/1965 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931; Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 1932, and received commission on February 20, 1932.  Served as chief judge,  1958 - 1959. Assumed senior status on 5/31/1961.  Service terminated on 1/19/1965, due to death.

Education:

Parsons College, B.S., 1897

Columbia University

University of Iowa, LL.B., 1899

Professional Career:

Private practice, Davenport, Iowa, 1899-1911, 1912-1914

Judge, Second District Court of Iowa, 1911-1912, 1914-1925

U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1925-1931


 

 

 

Leventhal, Harold 

Born 1/5/1915 in New York, NY

Died 11/20/1979 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 1, 1965; Confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 1965, and received commission on April 7, 1965.  Service terminated on 11/20/1979, due to death.

Education:

Columbia University, A.B., 1934

Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Justice Harlan Fiske Stone, Supreme Court of the United States, 1937-1938

Law clerk, Justice Stanley Reed, Supreme Court of the United States, 1938

Attorney, Office of the Solicitor General of the United States, 1937-1938, 1938-1939

Chief of litigation, Bituminous Coal Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1939-1940

Assistant general counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1940-1943

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant Commander, 1943-1946

Staff, Justice Robert Jackson, Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946

Assistant general counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1946

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1951

Chief counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1951-1952

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1952-1965


 

 

 

Luhring, Oscar Raymond

Born 2/11/1879 in Gibson County, IN

Died 8/18/1944 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on June 23, 1930; Confirmed by the Senate on July 3, 1930, and received commission on July 3, 1930.  Service terminated on 8/18/1944, due to death.

Education:

University of Virginia School of Law, B.L., 1900

Professional Career:

Private practice, Evansville, Indiana, 1900-

Member, Indiana House of Representatives, 1903-1904

Deputy prosecuting attorney, First Judicial Circuit of Indiana, 1904-1908

Prosecuting attorney, First Judicial Circuit of Indiana, 1908-1912

U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1919-1923

Special assistant to U.S. secretary of labor, Washington, DC, 1923-1925

Assistant U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1925-1930


 

 

 

MacArthur, Arthur 

Born 1/26/1815 in Glasgow, Scotland

Died 8/26/1896 in Atlantic City, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Ulysses Grant on July 15, 1870; Confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 1870, and received commission on July 15, 1870.  Service terminated on April 1, 1887, due to retirement.

Education:

Wesleyan University

Read Law, 1840

Professional Career:

Private practice, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1840-1845

Public administrator, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1843

Private practice, New York City, 1845-1849

Private practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1849-1851

Milwaukee city attorney, Wisconsin, 1851-

State lieutenant governor, Wisconsin, 1855-1857

Judge, Second Judicial District of Wisconsin, 1857-1869


 

 

 

MacKinnon, George Edward

Born 4/22/1906 in St. Paul, MN

Died 5/1/1995 in Potomac, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 23, 1969; Confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1969, and received commission on May 6, 1969.  Assumed senior status on 5/20/1983.  Service terminated on 5/1/1995, due to death.

Education:

University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:

Assistant counsel, Investors Syndicate, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1929-1942

Member, Minnesota House of Representatives, 1935-1942

U.S. Navy Commander, 1942-1946

U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1947-1949

Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1949-1953

U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, 1953-1958

Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1958-1960

Special assistant U.S. attorney general, 1960-1961

General counsel and vice president, Investors Mutual Funds, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1961-1969

Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1991


 

 

 

Marshall, James Markham

Born 3/12/1764 in Fauquier County, VA

Died 4/26/1848 in Fauquier County, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by John Adams on February 28, 1801; Confirmed by the Senate on 03/03/1801, and received commission on March 3, 1801.  Service terminated on November 16, 1803, due to resignation.

Education:

Read Law

Professional Career:

Captain, 1st Virginia Artillery, 1779

Private practice, Fayette County, KY, 1788-

Private practice, Alexandria, DC,  -1801

Private practice, Winchester, VA., 1803-1848


 

 

 

Martin, George Ewing

Born 11/23/1857 in Lancaster, OH

Died 4/14/1948 

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on May 16, 1924; Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 1924, and received commission on May 22, 1924.  Assumed senior status on 9/30/1937.  Service terminated on 4/14/1948, due to death.

Education:

Wittenberg College, A.B., 1877

University of Heidelberg

Read Law, 1883

Professional Career:

Private practice, Lancaster, Ohio, 1883-1904

Common pleas judge, 7th Judicial District of Ohio, 1904-1911

Associate judge, U.S. Court of Customs, 1911-1923

Presiding judge, U.S. Court of Customs, 1923-1924


 

 

 

Matthews, Burnita Shelton

Born 12/28/1894 in Burnell, MS

Died 4/25/1988 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 1950, and received commission on April 7, 1950.  Assumed senior status on 3/1/1968.  Service terminated on 4/25/1988, due to death.

Education:

National University Law School, Washington, DC, LL.B., 1919

National University Law School, Washington, DC, LL.M., 1920

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1920-1949

Counsel, National Woman`s Party, 1921-

Associate editor, Women Lawyer`s Journal, 1934-1935

Professor, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, 1933-1939, 1942-1948


 

 

 

McComas, Louis Emory

Born 10/28/1846 in near Hagerstown, MD

Died 11/10/1907 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Benjamin Harrison on December 6, 1892; Confirmed by the Senate on January 25, 1893, and received commission on January 25, 1893.  Service terminated on March 3, 1899, due to resignation.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 6, 1892; Confirmed by the Senate on 12/6/1905, and received commission on 12/6/1905.  Service terminated on November 10, 1907, due to death.

Education:

Dickinson College, 1866

Read Law, 1868

Professional Career:

Private practice, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1868-1892

Republican candidate for U.S. Rep. from Maryland, 1876

U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1883-1891

Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland, 1890

Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland

U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1899-1905


 

 

 

McCoy, Walter Irving

Born 12/8/1859 in Troy, NY

Died 7/17/1933 in Cambridge, MA

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918; Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 1918, and received commission on May 22, 1918.  Service terminated on 12/8/1929, due to retirement.

U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918; Confirmed by the Senate on 10/2/1914, and received commission on 10/2/1914.  Service terminated on 5/22/1918, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Education:

Harvard University, A.B., 1882

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1886

Harvard University, A.M., 1886

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1886-1914

Trustee, Village of South Orange, New Jersey, 1893-1895, 1901-1905, 1910

U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1911-1914


 

 

 

McGarraghy, Joseph Charles

Born 11/6/1897 in Washington, DC

Died 11/29/1975 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 10, 1954; Confirmed by the Senate on December 2, 1954, and received commission on December 3, 1954.  Assumed senior status on 12/17/1967.  Service terminated on 11/29/1975, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1921

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1917-1920

Assistant corporation counsel, 1924-1925

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1925-1954

President, Washington Board of Trade, 1946-1947

Chairman, Greater National Capital Committee, 1947-1950

Chairman, Republican State Committee, Washington, DC, 1949-1954

Chairman, Eisenhower-Nixon Inaugural Committee, 1953


 

 

 

McGowan, Carl E.

Born 5/7/1911 in Hymera, IN

Died 12/21/1987 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1963; Confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963.  Served as chief judge,  1981 - 1981. Assumed senior status on 8/31/1981.  Service terminated on 12/21/1987, due to death.

Education:

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1932

Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1936-1939

Faculty, Northwestern Law School, 1939-1942

U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1948

Faculty, Northwestern Law School, 1948-1949

Counsel, State Governor of Illinois, 1949-1953

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1953-1963

General counsel, Chicago and North Western Railway, 1957-1963


 

 

 

McGuire, Matthew Francis

Born 5/30/1898 in St. John`s, Canada

Died 1/24/1986 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 14, 1941; Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1941, and received commission on August 1, 1941.  Served as chief judge,  1961 - 1966. Assumed senior status on 10/7/1966.  Service terminated on 1/24/1986, due to death.

Education:

Holy Cross College, A.B., 1921

Boston University School of Law, LL.B., 1926

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1918

Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1926-

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1934-1939

Assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1940-1941


 

 

 

McLaughlin, Charles Francis

Born 6/19/1887 in Lincoln, NE

Died 2/5/1976 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1950, and received commission on March 1, 1950.  Assumed senior status on 12/31/1964.  Service terminated on 2/5/1976, due to death.

Education:

University of Nebraska, A.B., 1908

Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1910

Professional Career:

Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1910-1935

Special Master in Chancery, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1916-1918

U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919

U.S. Army Reserve Major, 1919-1921

U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1935-1943

Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska, 1942

Member, American-Mexican Claims Commission, 1943-1947

Member, U.S. Indian Claims Commission, 1947-1949


 

 

 

Merrick, William Matthew

Born 9/1/1818 in near Faulkner, MD

Died 2/4/1889 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Franklin Pierce on December 14, 1855; Confirmed by the Senate on 12/14/1855, and received commission on December 14, 1855.  Service terminated on March 3, 1863, due to abolition of the court.

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Grover Cleveland on December 14, 1855;     Service terminated on February 4, 1889, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University, 1831

University of Virginia

Read Law, 1839

Professional Career:

Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1839-1844

Private practice, Frederick, Maryland, 1844-1854

Deputy state attorney general for Frederick County, Maryland, 1845-1850

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1854-1855

Private practice, Howard County, Maryland, 1863-1870, 1873-1886

Senior professor of law, Columbian College, Washington, DC, 1866-1867

Maryland state representative, 1870

U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1871-1873


 

 

 

Mikva, Abner Joseph

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 29, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979.  Served as chief judge,  1991 - 1994.   Service terminated on 9/19/1994, due to retirement.

Education:

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Air Corps, 1944-1945

Law clerk, Justice Sherman Minton, Supreme Court of the United States, 1951-1952

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1952-1968

Illinois state representative, 1956-1966

U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1969-1973

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-1974

Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1973-1975

U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1975-1979

White House counsel, 1994-1995

Visiting professor, University of Chicago, 1996-present


 

 

 

Miller, Justin 

Born 11/17/1888 in Crescent City, CA

Died 1/17/1973 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 20, 1937; Confirmed by the Senate on August 21, 1937, and received commission on August 23, 1937.  Service terminated on 9/30/1945, due to resignation.

Education:

Stanford University, A.B., 1911

Stanford Law School, J.D., 1914

University of Montana School of Law, LL.B., 1913

Professional Career:

Private practice, Hanford, Fresno, and San Francisco, California, 1914-1921

District attorney, Kings County, California, 1915-1918

Attorney and executive officer, California State Commission on Immigration and Housing, 1919-1921

Professor of law, University of Oregon, 1921-1923

Professor of law, University of Minnesota, 1923-1926

Professor of law, University of California, 1926-1927

Professor and dean, University of Southern California Law School, 1927-1930

Dean, Duke University School of Law, 1930-1935

Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1934-1936

Member, U.S. Board of Tax Appeals, 1937

President, Association of Broadcasters, 1945-1951

Chairman of the board and general counsel, National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters, 1951-

Chairman, U.S. Salary Stabilization Board, 1951-1952


Millett, Patricia Ann

Born 1963 in Dexter, ME

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by John Glover Roberts, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 2013, and received commission on December 10, 2013.

Education:

University of Illinois, B.A., 1985
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1988

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1988-1990, 2007-2013
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas Tang, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1990-1992
Attorney, Civil Division, Appellate Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1996
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-2007



Miller, Wilbur Kingsbury

Born 10/9/1892 in Owensboro, KY

Died 1/24/1976 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 12, 1945; Confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945.  Served as chief judge,  1960 - 1962. Assumed senior status on 10/15/1964.  Service terminated on 1/24/1976, due to death.

Education:

University of Michigan

Read Law, 1916

Professional Career:

Private practice, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1916-1918

U.S. Army, 1918

Private practice, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1918-1945

County attorney, Daviess County, Kentucky, 1921-1929

Member, Public Service Commission of Kentucky, 1934-1935

Judge, Special Court of Appeals of Kentucky, 1940-1941


 

Millett, Patricia Ann

Born 1963 in Dexter, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by John Glover Roberts, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 2013, and received commission on December 10, 2013.

Education:
University of Illinois, B.A., 1985
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1988

Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1988-1990, 2007-2013
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas Tang, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1990-1992
Attorney, Civil Division, Appellate Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1992-1996
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-2007


Montgomery, Martin V.

Born 10/20/1840 in Eaton Rapids, MI

Died 11/12/1898 in Lansing, MI

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Grover Cleveland on December 20, 1887; Confirmed by the Senate on January 26/1888, and received commission on January 26, 1888.  Service terminated on October 2, 1892, due to resignation.

Education:

Read Law, 1865

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1961-1862

Private practice, Eaton Rapids, Michigan, 1865-1871

Michigan state representative, 1871

Private practice, Jackson, Michigan, 1871-1873

Private practice, Eaton Rapids, Michigan, 1873-1875

Private practice, Lansing, Michigan, 1875-1885

U.S. Commissioner of Patents, 1885-1887

Private practice, Lansing, Michigan, 1892-1895


 

 

 

Morris, James Ward

Born 11/14/1890 in Smithfield, NC

Died 11/15/1960 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 23, 1939; Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1939, and received commission on June 19, 1939.  Service terminated on 11/15/1960, due to death.

Education:

University of North Carolina, A.B., 1912

University of North Carolina School of Law

Read Law, 1913

Professional Career:

Private practice, Tampa, Florida, 1913-1933

U.S. Army, 1917-1919

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1933-1935

Assistant U.S. attorney general, 1935-1939


 

 

 

Morris, Martin Ferdinand

Born 12/3/1834 in Youghal, Ireland

Died 9/12/1909 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 14, 1893; Confirmed by the Senate on April 15/1893, and received commission on April 15, 1893.  Service terminated on 6/30/1905, due to retirement.

Education:

Georgetown University, 1854

Read Law, 1863

Professional Career:

Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1864-1867

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1867-1893

Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1876-1909

Dean, Georgetown University Law Center, 1907


 

 

 

Morsell, James Sewall

Born 1/10/1775 in Calvert County, MD

Died 1/11/1870 in Prince George`s County, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by James Madison on January 7, 1815; Confirmed by the Senate on January 11/1815, and received commission on January 11, 1815.  Service terminated on March 3, 1863, due to abolition of the court.

Professional Career:

Private practice, Georgetown, District of Columbia,   -1815

U.S. Army, 1813-1814


 

 

 

O'Donoghue, Daniel William

Born 10/15/1876 in Washington, DC

Died 6/29/1948 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931; Confirmed by the Senate on January 26, 1932, and received commission on February 23, 1932.  Assumed senior status on 10/31/1946.  Service terminated on 6/29/1948, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown College, A.B., 1897

Georgetown College, A.M., 1898

Georgetown College, Ph.D., 1899

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1899

Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1900

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1900-1931

Faculty member, Georgetown University Law Center, 1904-1934


 

 

 

Oberdorfer, Louis Falk

Born February 21, 1919, in Birmingham, AL
Died February 21, 2013, in McLean, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 16, 1977, to a seat vacated by William B. Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1977, and received commission on October 11, 1977. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1992. Service terminated on February 21, 2013, due to death.

Education:

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1939

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1946

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1941-1946

Law clerk, Justice Hugo Black, Supreme Court of the United States, 1946-1947

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1947-1961

Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1965

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1965-1977


 

 

 

Olin, Abram Baldwin

Born 9/21/1808 in Shaftsbury, VT

Died 7/7/1879 in Sligo, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863; Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863.  Service terminated on January 13, 1879, due to retirement.

Education:

Williams College, 1835

Read Law, 1838

Professional Career:

Private practice, Troy, New York, 1838-1856

City recorder, City of Troy, New York, 1844-1852

U.S. Representative from New York, 1857-1863


 

 

 

Parker, Barrington Daniels Sr.

Born 11/17/1915 in Rosslyn, VA

Died 6/2/1993 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 15, 1969; Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1969, and received commission on December 19, 1969.  Assumed senior status on 12/19/1985.  Service terminated on 6/2/1993, due to death.

Education:

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, A.B., 1936

University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1938

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1947

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1947-1968


 

 

 

Penn, John Garrett

Born 3/19/1932 in Pittsfield, MA

Died 9/9/2007 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on January 19, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1979, and received commission on March 23, 1979.  Served as chief judge,  1992 - 1997. Assumed senior status on 3/31/1998.  Service terminated on 9/9/2007, due to death.

Education:

University of Massachusetts, A.B., 1954

Boston University, LL.B., 1957

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1958-1961

Tax Division, General Litigation Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1970

Trial attorney, 1961-1965

Reviewer, 1965-1968

Assistant chief, 1968-1970

Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1970-1971

Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1971-1979


 

Pillard, Cornelia Thayer Livingston

Born 1961 in Cambridge, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Douglas Howard Ginsburg. Confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2013, and received commission on December 17, 2013.

Education:
Yale College, B.A., 1983
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Louis H. Pollak, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987-1988
Marvin M. Karpatkin fellow, American Civil Liberties Union, New York City, 1988-1989
Assistant counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York City, 1989-1994
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1997
Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997-1998, 2000-2013; associate professor, 1997-1998, 2000-2005; professor, 2005-2013
Deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998-2000


Pine, David Andrew

Born 9/22/1891 in Washington, DC

Died 6/11/1970 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 15, 1940; Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1940, and received commission on March 29, 1940.  Served as chief judge,  1959 - 1961. Assumed senior status on 4/2/1965.  Service terminated on 6/11/1970, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1913

Professional Career:

Confidential clerk to U.S. Attorney General James McReynolds, 1914-1916

Law clerk and assistant attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1916-1917

U.S. Army, 1917-1919

Assistant attorney, U.S. Department of Justice 1919

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general in western states, 1919-1921

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1921-1934

Chief assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1934-1937

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1938-1940


 

 

 

Pratt, John Helm

Born 11/17/1910 in Portsmouth, NH

Died 8/11/1995 in Chevy Chase, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968; Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1968, and received commission on June 7, 1968.  Assumed senior status on 12/1/1989.  Service terminated on 8/11/1995, due to death.

Education:

Harvard University, A.B., 1930

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1934

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1934-1942

U.S. Marines Captain, 1942-1946

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1968


 

 

 

Prettyman, Elijah Barrett

Born 8/23/1891 in Lexington, VA

Died 8/4/1971 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 12, 1945; Confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945.  Served as chief judge,  1958 - 1960. Assumed senior status on 4/16/1962.  Service terminated on 8/4/1971, due to death.

Education:

Randolph-Macon College, B.A., 1910

Randolph-Macon College, A.M., 1911

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:

Private practice, Hopewell, Virginia, 1915-1917

U.S. Army Captain, 1917-1919

Special attorney, Internal Revenue Department, Washington, DC, and New York City, 1919-1920

Private practice, Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York City, 1920-1933

General counsel, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Washington, DC, 1933-1934

Corporation counsel, Washington, DC, 1934-1936

Private practice, Washington, DC, and Hartford, Connecticut, 1936-1945


 

 

 

Proctor, James McPherson

Born 9/4/1882 in Washington, DC

Died 9/17/1953 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on February 6, 1931; Confirmed by the Senate on February 25, 1931, and received commission on March 2, 1931.  Service terminated on 3/5/1948, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on February 6, 1931; Confirmed by the Senate on 3/2/1948, and received commission on 3/5/1948.  Service terminated on 9/17/1953, due to death.

Education:

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1904

Professional Career:

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1905-1909

Chief assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1909-1913

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1913-1931

Special assistant U.S. attorney general, Washington, DC, 1929-1931


 

 

 

Randolph, Arthur Raymond

Born 1943 in Riverside, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 8, 1990; Confirmed by the Senate on July 13, 1990, and received commission on July 16, 1990; Assumed senior status on November 1, 2008.    

Education:

Drexel University, B.S., 1966

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Henry J. Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1969-1970

Assistant to the U.S. solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1970-1973

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1973-1975

Adjunct professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1974-1978

Deputy U.S. solicitor general, 1975-1977

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1977-1990

Special counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee/Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, 1979-1980

Special assistant state attorney general, Montana, 1983-1990

Special assistant state attorney general, New Mexico, 1985-1990

Special assistant state attorney general, Utah, 1986-1990


 

 

 

Revercomb, George Hughes

Born 6/3/1929 in Charleston, WV

Died 8/1/1993 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 7, 1985; Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985.  Service terminated on 8/1/1993, due to death.

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1950

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1955

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1982

Professional Career:

U.S. Air Force, 1951-1953

Private practice, Roanoke, Virginia, 1955-1956

Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1956-1961

Legal assistant, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, 1958-1959

Private practice, Norfolk, Virginia, 1961-1962

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1962-1969

Associate deputy U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1970

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1970-1985


 

 

 

Richey, Charles Robert

Born 10/16/1923 in Logan County, OH

Died 3/19/1997 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 14, 1971; Confirmed by the Senate on April 29, 1971, and received commission on May 5, 1971.  Assumed senior status on 1/23/1997.  Service terminated on 3/19/1997, due to death.

Education:

Ohio Wesleyan University, A.B., 1945

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, World War II

Legislative counsel to U.S. Rep. Frances P. Bolton, 1948-1949

Private practice, Washington, DC, and Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1949-1971

Speech and debate coach, American University, 1954-1955

Special counsel to Montgomery County, Maryland, on Councilmanic Redistricting, 1965-1966

Member, Montgomery County Board of Appeals, Maryland, 1965-1967

     Chairman, 1966-1967

General counsel, Maryland Public Service Commission, 1967-1971

Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 1975-1997


 

 

 

Robb, Charles Henry

Born 11/14/1867 in Guilford, VT

Died 6/10/1939 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1906; Confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1906, and received commission on December 11, 1906.  Assumed senior status on 11/15/1937.  Service terminated on 6/10/1939, due to death.

Education:

Read Law, 1892

Professional Career:

Private practice, Bellows Falls Vermont, 1894-1902

Assistant attorney general, Post Office Department, 1903-1904

Assistant U.S. attorney general, 1904-1906

 


 

 

Robb, Roger 

Born 7/7/1907 in Bellows Falls, VT

Died 12/19/1985 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 23, 1969; Confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1969, and received commission on May 6, 1969.  Assumed senior status on 5/31/1982.  Service terminated on 12/19/1985, due to death.

Education:

Yale University, A.B., 1928

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1931-1938

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1938-1969


 

 

 

Roberts, John Glover Jr.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003; Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 2003, and received commission on June 2, 2003.  Service terminated on 9/29/2005, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice

Nominated by George W. Bush on January 7, 2003; Confirmed by the Senate on 9/29/2005, and received commission on 9/29/2005.     

Education:

Harvard College, A.B., 1976

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Henry Friendly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1979-1980

Law clerk, Associate Justice William Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1980-1981

Special assistant to the attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981-1982

Associate counsel to the president, White House Counsel`s Office, 1982-1986

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1986-1989, 1993-2003

Principal deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1989-1993


 

 

 

Roberts, Richard W.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1998; Confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 1998, and received commission on June 23, 1998.    

Education:

Vassar College, A.B., 1974

School of International Training, M.I.A., 1975

Columbia Law School, J.D., 1978

Professional Career:

Trial attorney, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1982

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1982-1986

Assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. Attorney`s Office, Southern District of New York, 1986-1988

U.S. Attorney`s Office, DC, 1988-1995

Assistant U.S. attorney, 1988-1993

Principal assistant U.S. attorney, 1993-1995

Chief, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1995-1998


 

 

 

Robertson, James 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 14, 1994; Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2008. Service terminated on June 1, 2010, due to retirement.    

Education:

Princeton University, B.A., 1959

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:

United States Navy Lieutenant, 1959-1964

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1965-1969

Chief counsel, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 1969-1970

National director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC, 1970-1972

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1972-1994


 

 

 

Robinson, Aubrey Eugene Jr.

Born 3/30/1922 in Madison, NJ

Died 2/27/2000 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966; Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966.  Served as chief judge,  1982 - 1992. Assumed senior status on 3/1/1992.  Service terminated on 2/27/2000, due to death.

Education:

Cornell University, B.A., 1943

Cornell Law School, LL.B., 1947

Professional Career:

United States Army, 1943-1946

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1948-1965

Associate judge, Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia, 1965-1966

Adjunct professor, American University, 1975-1983


 

 

 

Robinson, Spottswood William III

Born 7/26/1916 in Richmond, VA

Died 10/11/1998 in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 3, 1964; Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1964, and received commission on July 2, 1964.  Service terminated on 11/8/1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 3, 1964; Confirmed by the Senate on 10/20/1966, and received commission on 11/3/1966.  Served as chief judge, 1981 - 1986.  Assumed senior status on 9/1/1989.  Service terminated on 10/11/1998, due to death.

Education:

Howard University, LL.B., 1939

Professional Career:

Faculty, Howard University School of Law, 1939-1948

Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1943-1960

Counsel / representative, Virginia NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1948-1950

Southeast regional counsel, NAACP, 1951-1960

Professor / dean, Howard University School of Law, 1960-1963

U.S. Commission of Civil Rights, 1961-1963


 

 

 

Rogers, Judith Ann Wilson

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 17, 1993; Confirmed by the Senate on March 10, 1994, and received commission on March 11, 1994.    

Education:

Radcliffe College, A.B., 1961

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1988

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia, 1964-1965

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1965-1968

Staff attorney, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, 1968-1969

Trial attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1971

General counsel, Congressional Commission on the Organization of the District Government, 1971-1972

Legislative program coordinator, Office of the Assistant to the Mayor-Commissioner, Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia, 1972-1974

Special assistant for legislation, Office of the Mayor, District of Columbia, 1974-1979

Assistant city administrator for intergovernmental relations, District of Columbia, 1979

Corporation counsel, District of Columbia, 1979-1983

Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1983-1988

Chief judge, 1988-1994


 

 

 

Rutledge, Wiley Blount

Born 7/20/1894 in Cloverport, KY

Died 9/10/1949 in York, ME

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 21, 1939; Confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 1939, and received commission on May 2, 1939.  Service terminated on 2/14/1943, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Supreme Court of the United States

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 21, 1939; Confirmed by the Senate on 2/8/1943, and received commission on 2/11/1943.  Service terminated on 9/10/1949, due to death.

 

Education:

University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1914

University of Colorado School of Law, LL.B., 1922

Professional Career:

Private practice, Boulder, Colorado, 1922-1924

Associate professor of law, University of Colorado, 1924-1926

Professor of law, Washington University School of Law, 1926-1935

     Acting dean, 1930-1931

     Dean, 1931-1935

Professor of law and dean, State University of Iowa College of Law, 1935-1939


 

 

 

Scalia, Antonin 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 15, 1982; Confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 1982, and received commission on August 17, 1982.  Service terminated on 9/26/1986, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Supreme Court of the United States

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 15, 1982; Confirmed by the Senate on 9/17/1986, and received commission on 9/25/1986.     

Education:

Georgetown University, B.A., 1957

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1960

Professional Career:

Sheldon fellow, Harvard University, 1960-1961

Private practice, Cleveland, Ohio, 1960-1967

Associate professor, University of Virginia Law School, 1967-1970

Professor of law, University of Virginia Law School, 1970-1974

General counsel, Office of Telecommunications Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC, 1971-1972

Chairman, U.S. Administrative Conference, 1972-1974

Assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 1974-1977

Visiting professor, Georgetown University, 1977

Editor, Regulation, American Enterprise Institute, 1977-1982

Professor of law, University of Chicago, 1977-1982

Visiting professor, Stanford University, 1980-1981


 

 

 

Schweinhaut, Henry Albert

Born 2/9/1902 in Washington, DC

Died 6/22/1970 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 21, 1944; Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1944, and received commission on December 19, 1944.  Assumed senior status on 11/16/1956.  Service terminated on 6/22/1970, due to death.

Education:

National University Law School, Washington, DC, LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1924-1934

Lecturer on evidence and agency, Washington College of Law, 1932-1939

Assistant U.S. attorney, Washington, DC, 1934-1936

Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1936-1945

Lecturer on evidence, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1944-1948


Sentelle, David Bryan

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 25, 1985, to a seat vacated by Woodrow W. Jones; Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Service terminated on October 19, 1987, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by Antonin Scalia; Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1987, and received commission on September 11, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2008-2013. Assumed senior status on February 12, 2013.

Education: University of North Carolina, B.A., 1965
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career: Private practice, Asheville, North Carolina, 1968-1970 Assistant U.S. attorney, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1970-1974 Judge, North Carolina General Courts of Justice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1974-1977 Visiting professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 1977 Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1977-1985 Visiting professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1991-1992

 

 

 

Shepard, Seth 

Born 4/23/1847 in Brenham, TX

Died 12/3/1917 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 14, 1893; Confirmed by the Senate on April 15/1893, and received commission on April 15, 1893.  Service terminated on 1/19/1905, due to appointment to another judicial position.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Chief Justice

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on April 14, 1893; Confirmed by the Senate on 1/5/1905, and received commission on 1/5/1905.  Service terminated on 9/30/1917, due to retirement.

Education:

Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), B.L., 1868

Professional Career:

Army of the Confederacy Private, 1864-1865

Private practice, Brenham, Texas, 1868-

Member, Texas State Senate, 1874-1875

Private practice, Galveston, Texas, -1886

Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1886-1893

Lecturer in law, Georgetown University, 1895-1910


 

 

 

Siddons, Frederick Lincoln

Born 11/21/1864 in London, England

Died 6/19/1931 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on December 9, 1914; Confirmed by the Senate on January 15, 1915, and received commission on January 15, 1915.  Service terminated on 6/19/1931, due to death.

Education:

Columbian University, LL.B., 1887

Columbian University, LL.M., 1888

Professional Career:

Professor of Law, National University, 1898-

U.S. Department of Treasury, 1888-

Private practice, Washington, DC,

Member, Commission on Uniform State Laws for the District of Columbia

U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1913-


 

 

 

Silberman, Laurence Hirsch

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1985; Confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received commission on October 28, 1985.  Assumed senior status on 11/1/2000. 

Education:

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1957

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Private, 1957-1958

Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1961-1967

Lecturer, University of Hawaii Law School, 1962-1963

Attorney, Appellate Division, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, DC, 1967-1969

Solicitor of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC, 1969-1970

U.S. undersecretary of labor, Washington, DC, 1970-1973

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1973-1974, 1978-1979. 1983-1985

Deputy attorney general of the United States, 1974-1975

Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1975-1977

President`s special envoy on ILO Affairs, 1976

Senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1977-1978

Visiting fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1978-1985

Executive vice president of strategic planning, Legal and Government Affairs, Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, California, 1979-1983

Adjunct professor of law, Georgetown Law Center, 1987-present


 

 

 

Sirica, John Joseph

Born 3/19/1904 in Waterbury, CT

Died 8/14/1992 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 25, 1957; Confirmed by the Senate on March 26, 1957, and received commission on March 28, 1957.  Served as chief judge,  1971 - 1974. Assumed senior status on 10/31/1977.  Service terminated on 8/14/1992, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1926

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1926-1930

Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1930-1934

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1934-1957

General counsel, House Select Committee to Investigate the Federal Communications Commission, 1944


 

 

 

Smith, John Lewis Jr.

Born 9/20/1912 in Washington, DC

Died 9/4/1992 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966; Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966.  Served as chief judge,  1981 - 1982. Assumed senior status on 1/31/1983.  Service terminated on 9/4/1992, due to death.

Education:

Princeton University, A.B., 1935

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1938

Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1939

Professional Career:

Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1940-1946

U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel, 1942-1946

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1956

Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission, 1956-1957

Associate judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1957-1959

Chief judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1959-1966


 

 

 

Smyth, Constantine Joseph

Born 12/4/1859 in County Cavin, Ireland

Died 4/14/1924 

Federal Judicial Service:

Chief Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on June 29, 1917; Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1917, and received commission on July 12, 1917.  Service terminated on 4/14/1924, due to death.

Education:

Read Law, 1885

Creighton University, A.M., 1907

Professional Career:

Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1885-1913

Member, Nebraska House of Representatives, 1887

Member, Omaha School Board, 1889-1894

Chairman, Nebraska State Democratic Committee, 1894-1896

Attorney general of Nebraska, 1897-1900

Associate dean and professor, Creighton University College of Law, 1905-1910

Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1913-1917


 

 

 

Sporkin, Stanley 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 5, 1985; Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985.  Assumed senior status on 2/12/1999.  Service terminated on 1/15/2000, due to retirement.

Education:

Pennsylvania State University, A.B., 1953

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1957

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1957-1960

Law clerk, Hon. Paul Leahy, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1960

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1960-1961

Securities and Exchange Commission, 1961-1981

Staff attorney, Special Studies of the Securities Markets, 1961-1963

Division of Trading and Markets, 1963

Chief, Branch of Enforcement, 1963-1966

Chief enforcement attorney, Office of Enforcement, 1966-1967

Assistant director (Enforcement), 1967-1968

Associate director (Enforcement), 1968-1972

Deputy director, Division of Enforcement, 1972-1974

Director, Division of Enforcement, 1974-1981

General counsel, Central Intelligence Agency, 1981-1986

Private practice, Washington, DC, 2000-



Srinivasan, Srikanth

Born 1967 in Chandigarh, India

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Arthur Raymond Randolph. Confirmed by the Senate on May 23, 2013, and received commission on May 24, 2013.

Education:

Stanford University, B.A., 1989 Stanford Law School, J.D., 1995
Stanford Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 1995

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995-1996
Bristow fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor, Supreme Court of the United States, 1997-1998
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1998-2002, 2007-2011
Assistant to the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2002-2007
Principal deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 2011-2013

Given name at birth: Padmanabhan Srikanth Srinivasan



Stafford, Wendell Phillips

Born 5/1/1861 in Barre, VT

Died 4/21/1953 

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 6, 1904; Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1904, and received commission on December 13, 1904.  Service terminated on 5/4/1931, due to retirement.

Education:

Boston University, LL.B., 1883

Professional Career:

Private practice, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Member, Vermont House of Representatives, 1892

Reporter of decisions, Supreme Court of Vermont, 1896-1900

Judge, Supreme Court of Vermont, 1900-1904

Professor, George Washington University, 1908-


 

 

 

Starr, Kenneth Winston

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 13, 1983; Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1983, and received commission on September 20, 1983.  Service terminated on 5/26/1989, due to resignation.

Education:

George Washington University, A.B., 1968

Brown University, M.A., 1969

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. David W. Dyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1973-1974

Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1974-1975

Law clerk, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Supreme Court of the United States, 1975-1977

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1977-1980

Counselor to the U.S. attorney general, Department of Justice, 1981-1983

Solicitor General of the United States, 1989-1993

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1993-present

Independent counsel, Whitewater investigation, 1994-1999


 

 

 

Stephens, Harold Montelle

Born 3/6/1886 in Crete, NE

Died 5/28/1955 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 23, 1935; Confirmed by the Senate on July 24, 1935, and received commission on July 27, 1935.  Service terminated on 3/9/1948, due to appointment to another judicial position.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Chief Justice

Nominated by Harry S Truman on July 23, 1935; Confirmed by the Senate on 3/2/1948, and received commission on 3/5/1948.  Service terminated on 9/1/1948, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Received commission on 9/1/1948.  Served as chief judge, 1948-1955.  Service terminated on 5/28/1955, due to death.

Education:

Cornell University, A.B., 1909

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1913

University of California

Harvard Law School, 1932

Professional Career:

Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1912-

Assistant prosecuting attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1915-1917

Judge, Third Judicial District Court of Utah, 1917-1921

Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1921-1928

Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1928

Assistant U.S. attorney general, Antitrust Division, Washington, D.C., 1933-1935

Assistant to the attorney general, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1935


 

 

 

Sullivan, Emmet G.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994; Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994.    

Education:

Howard University, B.A., 1968

Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Washington, DC, 1971-1972

Law clerk, Hon. James Washington, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1972-1973

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1974-1984

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1984-1992

Associate judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1992-1994


 

 

 

Tamm, Edward Allen

Born 4/21/1906 in St. Paul, MN

Died 9/22/1985 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 13, 1949; Confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 1949, and received commission on April 1, 1949.  Service terminated on 3/16/1965, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 13, 1965; Confirmed by the Senate on 3/11/1965, and received commission on 3/11/1965.  Service terminated on 9/22/1985, due to death.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1930

Georgetown University Law School, LL.D., 1965

Suffolk University Law School, J.S.D., 1971

Professional Career:

Deputy director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1930-1948


 

 

 

Tatel, David S.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 20, 1994; Confirmed by the Senate on October 6, 1994, and received commission on October 7, 1994.    

Education:

University of Michigan, B.A., 1963

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:

Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, 1966-1967

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1969

Executive director, Chicago Lawyer`s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1969-1970

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1970-1972

Director, Chicago Lawyer`s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1972-1974

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1974-1977

Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977-1979

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1979-1994


 

 

 

Thomas, Clarence 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 30, 1989; Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 1990, and received commission on March 6, 1990.  Service terminated on 10/17/1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Supreme Court of the United States

Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 30, 1989; Confirmed by the Senate on 10/15/1991, and received commission on 10/18/1991.     

Education:

Holy Cross College, B.A., 1971

Yale Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Assistant attorney general, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1974-1977

Attorney, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977-1979

Legislative assistant, Senator John C. Danforth, Washington, DC, 1979-1981

Assistant secretary for civil rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1981-1982

Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-1990


 

 

 

Thruston, Buckner 

Born 2/9/1764 in Gloucester County, VA

Died 8/30/1845 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, Circuit Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by James Madison on December 12, 1809; Confirmed by the Senate on 12/13/1809, and received commission on December 14, 1809.  Service terminated on August 30, 1845,, due to death.

Education:

College of William and Mary, A.B., 1783

Professional Career:

Private practice, Lexington County, Virginia, 1788-1789

Member, Virginia General Assembly, 1789

Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1791-1792

Commissioner, boundary dispute between Kentucky and Virginia, 1791

Judge, Kentucky State District Court, 1791

Clerk, Kentucky State Senate, 1792-1794

Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1794-1802

Judge, Kentucky State Circuit Court, 1802-1803

Private practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1803-1805

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Territory of Orleans, 1805 (Declined)

U.S. Senator from Kentucky,  1805-1809


 

 

 

Urbina, Ricardo M.

Born 1946 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 22, 1994, to a seat vacated by Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Assumed senior status on January 31, 2011. Service terminated on May 31, 2012, due to retirement.

Education:

Georgetown University, B.A., 1967

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:

Staff attorney, D.C. Public Defender Service, 1970-1972

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1972-1974

Professor & director, Criminal Justice Program, Howard University School of Law, 1974-81

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1994


 

 

 

Van Orsdel, Josiah Alexander

Born 11/17/1860 in New Bedford, PA

Died 8/7/1937 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 3, 1907; Confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 1907, and received commission on December 12, 1907.  Service terminated on 8/7/1937, due to death.

Education:

Westminster College, A.B., 1885

Read Law, 1890

Professional Career:

County and prosecuting attorney, Laramie County, Wyoming, 1892-

Member, Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1894-

State attorney general, Wyoming, 1898-1905

Associate justice, Supreme Court of Wyoming, 1905-1906

Assistant U.S. attorney general, 1906-1907


 

 

 

Vinson, Frederick Moore

Born 1/22/1890 in Louisa, KY

Died 9/8/1953 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 26, 1937; Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1937, and received commission on December 15, 1937.  Service terminated on 5/28/1943, due to resignation.

Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice

Nominated by Harry S Truman on November 26, 1937; Confirmed by the Senate on 6/20/1946, and received commission on 6/21/1946.  Service terminated on 9/8/1953, due to death.

Education:

Centre College, B.A., 1909

Centre College, LL.B., 1911

Professional Career:

Private practice, Louisa, Kentucky, 1911-1917

City Attorney, Louisa, Kentucky, 1913

U.S. Army Private and Officer Trainee, 1917-1919

Private practice, Louisa, Kentucky, 1919-1924

Commonwealth attorney, Thirty-Second Judicial District of Kentucky, 1921-1924

U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1923-1929

Private practice, Ashland, Kentucky, 1929-1931

U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-1938

Chief judge, U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals, 1942-1943

Director, Office of Economic Stabilization, 1943-1945

Administrator, Federal Loan Administration, 1945

Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1945

U.S. Treasury Secretary, 1945-1946


 

 

 

Waddy, Joseph Cornelius

Born 5/26/1911 in Louisa County, VA

Died 8/1/1978 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 16, 1967; Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1967, and received commission on March 4, 1967.  Service terminated on 8/1/1978, due to death.

Education:

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, A.B., 1935

Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1939-1962

Associate judge, Domestic Relations Bar, Municipal Court of the District of Columbia, 1962-1967

Adjunct professor, Howard University School of Law, 1966-1967


 

 

 

Wald, Patricia McGowan

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 30, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on July 24, 1979, and received commission on July 26, 1979.  Served as chief judge,  1/1/1986 - 1/1/1991.   Service terminated on 11/16/1999, due to retirement.

Education:

Connecticut College for Women, B.A., 1948

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Jerome Frank, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1951-1952

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1952-1953

Research and editorial assistant, Frederick M. Rowe, Esq., 1959-1962

Member, National Conference on Bail and Criminal Justice, 1963-1964

Consultant, National Conference on Law & Poverty, Office of Economic Opportunity 1965

Member, President`s Commission on Crime in the District of Columbia, 1965-1966

Consultant, President`s Comm. on Law Enforcement & Admin. of Criminal Justice, 1966-1967

Attorney, Office of Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1967-1968

Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Washington, D.C., 1968-1970

Consultant, National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorder, 1968

Consultant, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1969

Co-director, Ford Foundation Drug Abuse Research Project, 1970

Attorney, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, D.C., 1971-1972

Director, Office of Policy and Issues, Sargent Shriver Vice-Presidential Campaign, 1972

Attorney, Mental Health Law Project, Washington, D.C., 1972-1977

Assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1977-1979

Member, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 1999-present


 

 

 

Walsh, Leonard Patrick

Born 3/10/1904 in Superior, WI

Died 2/13/1980 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 26, 1959; Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1959, and received commission on September 14, 1959.  Assumed senior status on 10/5/1971.  Service terminated on 2/13/1980, due to death.

Education:

National University Law School, Washington, DC, LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1933-1953

Chief judge, Municipal Court for the District of Columbia, 1953-1959

Professorial lecturer, George Washington University School of Law, 1956-1964


 

 

 

Walton, Reggie B.

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by George W. Bush on September 4, 2001; Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 2001, and received commission on September 24, 2001.    

Education:

West Virginia State College, B.A., 1971

American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Staff attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, PA, 1974-1976

Assistant U.S. attorney and executive assistant U.S. attorney, U.S. Attorney`s Office, District of Columbia, 1976-1981

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1981-1989

Associate director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, 1989-1991

Senior White House Advisor for Crime, Executive Office of the President, The White House, 1991

Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1991-2001


 

 

 

Washington, George Thomas

Born 6/24/1908 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Died 8/21/1971 

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1950, and received commission on May 1, 1950.  Assumed senior status on 11/10/1965.  Service terminated on 8/21/1971, due to death.

Education:

Yale College, Ph.B., 1928

Oxford University, Litt.B. (Law), 1931

Yale Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:

Rhodes scholar

Private practice, New York City, 1932-1938

Faculty member, Cornell University Law School, 1938-1942

   Professor of Law, 1942

Attorney, Office of Emergency Management, 1942

U.S. economic representative, Baghdad, Iraq, 1942-1943

Chief, U.S. Lend-Lease Mission, Teheran, Iran, 1943-1944

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1944-1946

Assistant solicitor general of the United States, 1946-1949

Acting Solicitor General of the United States, 1946-1947

Legal adviser, U.S. Delegation to UN Conference on Freedom of the Press, Geneva, 1948


 

 

 

Wheat, Alfred Adams

Born 6/13/1867 in Nashua, NH

Died 3/11/1943 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929; Confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 1929, and received commission on May 3, 1929.  Service terminated on 6/4/1930, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Herbert Hoover on April 18, 1929; Confirmed by the Senate on 6/4/1930, and received commission on 6/4/1930.  Assumed senior status on 12/31/1941.  Service terminated on 5/11/1943, due to death.

Education:

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1889

Columbian University, LL.B., 1891

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1893-1922

Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1922-1929

Acting Solicitor General of the United States, 1929


 

 

 

Wilkey, Malcolm Richard

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on February 16, 1970; Confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 1970, and received commission on February 25, 1970.  Assumed senior status on 12/6/1984.  Service terminated on 11/8/1985, due to retirement.

Education:

Harvard University, A.B., 1940

Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Major, 1941-1945

U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, 1946-1953

Private practice, Texas, 1948-1954

Instructor, University of Houston School of Law, 1949-1954

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, 1954-1958

Assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 1958-1959

Assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1959-1961

Private practice, Texas, 1961-1963

General counsel and secretary, Kennecott Copper Corporation, 1963-1970


Wilkins, Robert Leon

Born 1963 in Muncie, IN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, to a seat vacated by James Robertson; Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010. Service terminated on January 24, 2014, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on June 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by David Bryan Sentelle. Confirmed by the Senate on January 13, 2014, and received commission on January 15, 2014.

Education:
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S., 1986
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Earl B. Gilliam, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1989-1990
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, staff attorney, 1990-1996; chief, special litigation, 1996-2000; contract attorney, 2000-2002
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 2001-2010

 

 

 

Williams, Stephen Fain

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 19, 1986; Confirmed by the Senate on June 13, 1986, and received commission on June 16, 1986.  Assumed senior status on 9/30/2001. 

Education:

Yale University, B.A., 1958

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1961

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Reserve Private E-2, 1961-1962

Private practice, New York City, 1962-1966

Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1966-1969

Associate professor of law, University of Colorado, 1969-1976

Visiting professor, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 1975-1976

Professor of law, University of Colorado, 1976-1986

Visiting professor and fellow in law and economics, University of Chicago, 1979-1980

Visiting professor of energy law, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1983-1984


 

 

 

Wright, Daniel Thew

Born 9/24/1864 in Riverside, OH

Died 11/18/1943 in Fenwick, MD

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on November 10, 1903; Confirmed by the Senate on November 17, 1903, and received commission on November 17, 1903.  Service terminated on 11/15/1914, due to resignation.

Education:

University of Cincinnati College of Law, LL.B., 1887

Professional Career:

Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1887-

Village solicitor, Riverside, Ohio, 1888-1890

Mayor, Riverside, Ohio, 1890-1893

Second assistant prosecuting attorney, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1888-1890

First assistant prosecuting attorney, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1890-1893

Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1893-1898

Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law School

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1914-1937



Wright, James Skelly

Born January 14, 1911, in New Orleans, LA
Died August 6, 1988, in Westmoreland Hills, MD

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on December 21, 1949, to a seat vacated by Wayne G. Borah; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950. Service terminated on April 15, 1962, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on February 2, 1962, to a seat vacated by E. Barrett Prettyman. Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1962, and received commission on March 30, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1978-1981. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1986. Service terminated on August 6, 1988, due to death.

Education:
Loyola University New Orleans, Ph.B., 1931
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1934

Professional Career:
High school teacher, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1932-1936
Lecturer, Loyola University New Orleans, 1936-1937
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1937-1942, 1945-1946
U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander, 1942-1945
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1948-1949
Faculty, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 1950-1962




 

Wylie, Andrew 

Born 2/25/1814 in Connorsburg, PA

Died 8/1/1905 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on January 5, 1864; Confirmed by the Senate on January 20/1864, and received commission on January 20, 1864.  Service terminated on May 1, 1885, due to retirement.

Education:

University of Indiana, 1832

Transylvania University

Read Law, 1837

Professional Career:

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1837-1848

Member, Pittsburgh City Council (no dates)

Pittsburgh city attorney, 1845

Private practice, Alexandria, Virginia, 1848-c.1861

Private practice, Washington, DC, c.1861-1863

Private practice, Washington, DC, 1885-1905


 

 

 

Youngdahl, Luther Wallace

Born 5/29/1896 in Minneapolis, MN

Died 6/21/1978 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Harry S Truman on July 6, 1951; Confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1951, and received commission on August 29, 1951.  Assumed senior status on 5/29/1966.  Service terminated on 6/21/1978, due to death.

Education:

Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 1919

University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1921

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, World War I  

Assistant city attorney, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1921-1924

Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1924-1930

Judge, Minneapolis Municipal Court, 1930-1936

Judge, District Court of Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1936-1942

Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1942-1946

State Governor, Minnesota, 1947-1951