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

Henry White Edgerton
Henry White Edgerton

Dates Served
1937 - 1970

Biographical Sketch
Born October 20, 1888, in Rush Center, KS
Died February 23, 1970, 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 D. Lawrence Groner; Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1937, and received commission on December 15, 1937. Served as chief judge, 1955-1958. Assumed senior status on April 22, 1963. Service terminated on February 23, 1970, due to death.

Education:
Cornell University, A.B., 1910
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1914
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1915-1916
Professor, Cornell University Law School, 1916-1918
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1918-1921
Professor, George Washington University, 1921-1928
Professor, Cornell University, 1928-1937
Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1934-1935

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 41 1/2" X 36 1/2"

Artist
Bennett Durand (1906 - ), the first artist in a family of farmers, scholars, and scientists, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. When presented with an award in the late 1920s, he was able to study in Europe for several months when Impressionist art was in vogue. Following his graduation, at the start of the Depression, he produced comic book art but soon began working on technical illustrations for the Navy Department, where later he became an art director.

Although Mr. Durand painted landscapes, portraits have been among his favorite works.

Year Painted
1960