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

Harold Leventhal
Harold Leventhal

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: November 20, 1991

Dates Served
1965 - 1979

Biographical Sketch
Born January 5, 1915, in New York, NY
Died November 20, 1979

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 1, 1965, to a seat vacated by Wilbur K. Miller; Confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 1965, and received commission on April 7, 1965. Service terminated on November 20, 1979, due to death.

Education:
Columbia University, A.B., 1934
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Justice Harlan Fiske Stone, Supreme Court of the United States, 1937-1938
Law clerk, Justice Stanley Reed, Supreme Court of the United States, 1938
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor General of the United States, 1937-1938, 1938-1939
Chief of litigation, Bituminous Coal Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1939-1940
Assistant general counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1940-1943
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant Commander, 1943-1946
Staff, Justice Robert Jackson, Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946
Assistant general counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1946
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1946-1951
Chief counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1951-1952
Private practice, Washington, DC, 1952-1965

Dimensions
Oil on canvas 40" X 30"

Artist
Peter Stevens (1920 - 2002) Trained in art under Sir Walter Russell at the Royal Academy Schools of London, Peter Stevens pursued a career in art and theater before he joined the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, at which time he painted a portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

His career as a portraitist began in earnest following the war when he painted portraits which are today in such public collections as the New York Court of Appeals, Yale and New York Universities, and in private collections. Mr. Stevens was commissioned to paint a portrait of Justice William Brennan as well as the portraits of a number of federal judges. His portrait of Judge Patricia M. Wald was completed shortly before his death in 2002.

Year Painted
1991