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

DH Ginsburg
Douglas Howard Ginsburg

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: September 28, 2012

Dates Served
1986 -

Biographical Sketch
Born 1946 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 23, 1986, to a seat vacated by J. Skelly Wright. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1986, and received commission on October 14, 1986. Served as chief judge, 2001-2008. Assumed senior status on October 14, 2011.

Education:
Cornell University, B.S., 1970
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Carl McGowan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1973-1974
Law clerk, Hon. Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, 1974-1975
Professor of law, Harvard University, 1975-1983
Deputy assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1984
Administrator for information and regulatory affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 1984-1985
Assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985-1986
Visiting professor of law, Columbia University, 1987-1988
Lecturer on law, Harvard University, 1988-1989
Distinguished adjunct professor of law, George Mason University, 1988-present
Visiting senior lecturer, University of Chicago, 1990-present
Lecturer in law, Columbia University, 2009-2010

Artist
Simmie Knox (1935 - ) A native of Washington, D.C., Simmie Knox graduated from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and has specialized in portraits since 1981. Mr. 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, Mr. 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 Portrait of President Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton, unveiled in 2004.

Mr. Knox's work is exhibited in the White House, the U.S. Senate, in courthouses, schools, museums, and private collections across the country.