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

Judge Royce Lamberth Lamberth, Royce C.

Portait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: November 17, 2017

Dates Served
1987 -

Biographical Sketch
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.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1995-2002; presiding judge, 1995-2002

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
Assistant U.S. attorney, Civil Division, District of Columbia, 1974-1987; assistant division chief, 1977-1978; division chief, 1978-1987
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2008-2013

Artist
Simmie Knox (1935 - ), a native of Washington, D.C., painted the portrait of Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. In 1992. Knox graduated from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and has specialized in portraits since 1981. Knox exhibited as an abstract artist and worked for the Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. during the 1970s. His abstract art was displayed in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1971. After years of painting abstract and other art forms, Knox turned full time to portraiture. His commissions feature entertainers, educators, military officers, judges, and private individuals and include Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1989, Senator Verda Welcome in 1990, Senator Herman Holloway in 1995, and Muhammad Ali in 1995. Perhaps Knox’s most notable commission was to paint the official portait of President Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton, unveiled in 2004.

Today, Knox’s work is held in private collections, the U.S. Senate, the White House, and schools, museums, and courthouses across the country.