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

Seth Shepherd
Seth Shepherd

Dates Served
1893 - 1917

Biographical Sketch
Born April 23, 1847, in Brenham, TX
Died December 3, 1917, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 14, 1893, to a new seat authorized by 27 Stat. 434; Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 1893, and received commission on April 15, 1893. Service terminated on January 19, 1905, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 16, 1904, to a seat vacated by Richard H. Alvey; Confirmed by the Senate on January 5, 1905, and received commission on January 5, 1905. Service terminated on September 30, 1917, due to retirement.

Education:
Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), B.L., 1868

Professional Career:
Army of the Confederacy Private, 1864-1865
Private practice, Brenham, Texas, 1868-
Member, Texas State Senate, 1874-1875
Private practice, Galveston, Texas, -1886
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1886-1893
Lecturer in law, Georgetown University, 1895-1910

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 44" X 33"

Artist
Louis H. Gebhard (1869 - 1924) was born in, and was a life-time resident of, Washington, D.C. He studied under L.P. Spinner. His first studio was on F Street, N.W., and he later opened a studio on Pennsylvania Avenue, the place where he died. Devoting his life to portrait painting, Mr. Gebhard painted an oil portrait of George Washington which has been displayed in Alexandria, Virginia, in the George Washington National Masonic Memorial. Unmarried, Mr. Gebhard lived with two of his three sisters.

Year Painted
1919