Photographs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit circa 1905 - 1977


Official photographs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit have been taken, typically in the years in which there was a change in the composition of the Court. The first such photograph was taken of the Shepard Court in 1905 when the Court was comprised of three judges: Chief Judge Seth Shepard, Judge Martin F. Morris, and Judge C.H. Duell.

This exhibit contains all the official photographs of the Courts of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit taken from 1905 until 1977, the final year of the Bazelon Courts. In most cases, the photographs include the active judges on the Court; however, in some cases the photographs also include the senior judges sitting at that time.

The Shepard Court circa 1905

The Shepard Court

C. H. Duell 1905-1906
Seth Shepard 1893-1917
Martin F. Morris 1893-1905

    The Shepard Court circa 1905

The Shepard Court

C. H. Duell 1905-1906
Seth Shepard 1893-1917
Louis E. McComas 1905-1907

    The Shepard Court circa 1906

The Shepard Court

Louis E. McComas 1905-1907
Seth Shepard 1893-1917
Charles H. Robb 1906-1939

The Shepard Court circa 1907

The Shepard Court

Charles H. Robb 1906-1939
Seth Shepard 1893-1917
Josiah A. Van Orsdel 1907-1937

    The Smyth Court circa 1917

The Smyth Court

Charles H. Robb 1906-1939
Constantine J. Smyth 1917-1924
Josiah A. Van Orsdel 1907-1937

    The Martin Court circa 1924

The Martin Court

Charles H. Robb 1906-1939
George E. Martin 1924-1948
Josiah A. Van Orsdel 1907-1937

The Martin Court circa 1931

The Martin Court

William Hitz 1931-1935
Charles H. Robb 1906-1939
George E. Martin 1924-1948
Josiah A. Van Orsdel 1907-1937
D. Lawrence Groner 1931-1957

    The Martin Court circa 1935

The Martin Court

D. Lawrence Groner 1931-1957
Charles H. Robb 1906-1939
George E. Martin 1924-1948
Josiah A. Van Orsdel 1907-1937
Harold M. Stephens 1935-1955

    The Groner Court circa 1937

The Groner Court

Henry W. Edgerton 1937-1970
Harold M. Stephens 1935-1955
D. Lawrence Groner 1931-1957
Justin Miller 1937-1945
Fred M. Vinson 1937-1943

Courts Circa 1905 -
Courts Circa 1939 -
Courts Circa 1962 -