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

Frederick Moore Vinson
Frederick Moore Vinson

Dates Served
1937 - 1943

Biographical Sketch
Born January 22, 1890, in Louisa, KY
Died September 8, 1953, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 26, 1937, to a seat vacated by Charles H. Robb; Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1937, and received commission on December 15, 1937. Service terminated on May 28, 1943, due to resignation.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Harry S. Truman on June 6, 1946, to a seat vacated by Harlan Fiske Stone; Confirmed by the Senate on June 20, 1946, and received commission on June 21, 1946. Service terminated on September 8, 1953, due to death.

Centre College, B.A., 1909
Centre College, LL.B., 1911

Professional Career:
Private practice, Louisa, Kentucky, 1911-1917
City Attorney, Louisa, Kentucky, 1913
U.S. Army Private and Officer Trainee, 1917-1919
Private practice, Louisa, Kentucky, 1919-1924
Commonwealth attorney, Thirty-Second Judicial District of Kentucky, 1921-1924
U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1923-1929
Private practice, Ashland, Kentucky, 1929-1931
U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-1938
Chief judge, U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals, 1942-1943
Director, Office of Economic Stabilization, 1943-1945
Administrator, Federal Loan Administration, 1945
Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1945
U.S. Treasury Secretary, 1945-1946

Portrait Dimensions
Oil on canvas 47" X 35"

Unknown Artist

See Chief Justice Frederick Vinson's Sculpture.