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

Thomas Goldsborough Goldsborough, Thomas Allen

Dates Served
1939 - 1951

Biographical Sketch
Born 9/16/1877 in Caroline County, MD
Died 6/16/1951 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 20, 1939; Confirmed by the Senate on February 16, 1939, and received commission on February 23, 1939. Service terminated on June 16, 1951, due to death.

Washington College, B.A., 1899
University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1901

Professional Career:
Private practice, Denton, Maryland, 1901-1904, 1908-1921
State`s attorney, Caroline County, 1904-1908
U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1921-1939

Frame Dimensions
46.5" x 36.5"

Canvas Dimensions
40" x 31.25"

Overall Condition
Overall good condition.

Richard C. Henderson was commissioned in 1978 by Judge George Luzerne Hart, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to paint portraits of both sitting and former judges of the District Court. Mr. Henderson painted portraits of deceased judges by studying black and white photographs and talking with friends and family of the judges. Within a five-year period, he produced 23 portraits. At the conclusion of his commission, Mr. Henderson continued to paint portraits and landscapess. He taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, as well as at several private art schools.

Mr. Henderson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he majored in Art and English. He holds a Master's degree from Vermont College of Norwich University, which is today the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, working with Daniel Green, a recognized pastelist. Mr. Henderson also studied under Harvey Dinnerstein, one of several artists trained at the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University. Mr. Henderson studied at the Art Students League of New York with Robert Brackman, a Russian artist who become nationally famous after painting the portraits of Charles and Ann Lindbergh, among others.

Year Painted