Official Photographs of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 1863 - 2013


Official photographs have been taken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (previously the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (1863 - 1936) and the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia (1936 - 1948), typically in the years in which there was a change in the composition of the Court. The first such photograph was taken of the Cartter Court in 1863.

This exhibit contains all the official photographs of the Court taken from 1863 until 2013, the final year of the Lamberth Court, except that the official photos of the Clabaugh Court (1903 - 1914) and the Eicher Court (1942 - 1944) are not available. The photograph of the current Roberts Court will be added to this exhibit as soon as it is available.

1945 - 1958 The Laws Court

The Laws Court
   

(Front row, left to right)
Judge Henry A. Schweinhaut
Judge Matthew F. McGuire
Judge James W. Morris
Judge Thomas Jennings Bailey
Chief Judge Bolitha J. Laws
Judge F. Dickinson Letts
Judge David A. Pine
Judge Alexander Holtzoff

   

(Back row, left to right)
Judge Walter M. Bastian
Judge Burnita Shelton Matthews
Judge Charles F. McLaughlin
Judge Edward M. Curran
Judge Richmond B. Keech
Judge Edward Allen Tamm
Judge James R. Kirkland
Judge Luther W. Youngdahl

1958 - 1959 The Letts Court

The Letts Court

   

(Front row, left to right)
Judge Henry A. Schweinhaut
Judge David A. Pine
Judge Joseph Jackson
Chief Judge F. Dickinson Letts
Judge James W. Morris
Judge Matthew F. McGuire
Judge Alexander Holtzoff


   

(Back row, left to right)
Judge John J. Sirica
Judge Luther W. Youngdahl
Judge Charles F. McLaughlin
Judge Edward M. Curran
Judge Richmond B. Keech
Judge Edward Allen Tamm
Judge Burnita Shelton Matthews
Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy
Judge George L. Hart, Jr.

1959 - 1961 The Pine Court

The Pine Court

   

(Front row, left to right)
Judge Richmond B. Keech
Judge Matthew F. McGuire
Judge F. Dickinson Letts
Chief Judge David Pine
Judge Joseph Jackson
Judge Alexander Holtzoff
Judge Edward M. Curran

   

(Back row, left to right)
Judge Leonard Patrick Walsh
Judge John J. Sirica
Judge Luther W. Youngdahl
Judge Charles F. McLaughlin
Judge Edward Allen Tamm
Judge Burnita Shelton Matthews
Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy
Judge George L. Hart, Jr.

1961 - 1966 The McGuire Court

The McGuire Court

   

(Front row, left to right)
Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy
Judge Edward Curran
Judge Alexander Holtzoff
Chief Judge Matthew F. McGuire
Judge Richmond B. Keech
Judge Burnita Shelton Matthews
Judge John J. Sirica

   

(Back row, left to right)
Judge Oliver Gasch
Judge Spottswood Robinson III
Judge Leonard P. Walsh
Judge George L. Hart, Jr.
Judge William B. Jones
Judge Howard F. Corcoran
Judge William B. Bryant

1961 - 1966 The McGuire Court

The McGuire Court
    (Front row, from left to right)
Judge Edward M. Curran
Judge Alexander Holtzoff
Judge David A. Pine
Judge F. Dickinson Letts
Chief Judge Matthew F. McGuire
Judge Joseph Jackson
Judge Henry A. Schweinhaut
Judge Richmond B. Keech
Judge Edward Allen Tamm

    (Back row, from left to right)
Judge Leonard P. Walsh
Judge George L. Hart, Jr.
Judge Joseph C. McGarraghy
Judge Burnita Shelton Matthews
Judge Charles F. McLaughlin
Judge Luther W. Youngdahl
Judge John J. Sirica
Judge William B. Jones

Courts 1863 - 1941
Courts 1945 - 1966
Courts 1966 - 1977
Courts 1977 - 1992
Courts 1992 - 2013