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

Edward Bingham Bingham, Edward F.

Dates Served
1887 - 1903

Biographical Sketch
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

Frame Dimensions
42" x 37.5"

Canvas Dimensions
29.5" x 24"

Overall Condition
The painting itself is in excellent condition. The frame shows some signs of wear and tear, including cracks and missing paint.

Artist
Frederick Carl Smith (1868 - 1955) studied at the Cincinnati Art School prior to studying in Paris in the 1890s where he exhibited in 1897 and 1899. He worked primarily as a portrait painter in Washington, D.C. after he returned to the United States in 1900. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design and at the Corcoran Gallery prior to moving to California where he was one of the founding members of the Laguna Beach Art Association.