Judicial Portraits
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Wylie, Andrew Wylie, Andrew

Biographical Sketch
Born February 25, 1814, in Connorsburg, PA
Died August 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]
Received a recess appointment from Abraham Lincoln on March 18, 1863, to a new seat created by 12 Stat. 762; nominated to the same position 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:
Transylvania University
University of Indiana, 1832
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

Frame Dimensions
41" x 36"

Canvas Dimensions
29 ˝" x 24 ˝"

Overall Condition
Portrait is in excellent condition. Frame has some damage on the bottom.

Artist
Henry Ulke (1821 - 1910). Arriving in the United States with his brothers in 1852, Mr. Ulke worked in New York where he designed banknotes and later in Philadelphia where he made illustrations for Harper’s and Leslie’s weeklies. He settled in Washington, DC in 1860, living in the Petersen boarding house, across the street from Ford’s Theater. It is presumed that Henry Ulke, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, took the famous photo of the room in the Petersen house in which President Lincoln died.

The portrait studio used by Henry Ulke and his brothers was around the corner from the Petersen house. Mr. Ulke painted portraits of a number of prominent Americans, including the portrait of President Grant, which hangs in the White House.