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

Warren Burger
Warren Earl Burger

Dates Served
1956 - 1969

Biographical Sketch
Born September 17, 1907, in St. Paul, MN
Died June 25, 1995, in Alexandria, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 12, 1956, to a seat vacated by Harold M. Stephens; Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1956, and received commission on March 29, 1956. Service terminated on June 23, 1969, due to appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on May 23, 1969, to a seat vacated by Earl Warren; Confirmed by the Senate on June 9, 1969, and received commission on June 23, 1969. Assumed senior status on September 26, 1986. Service terminated on June 25, 1995, due to death.

Education:
St. Paul College of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1931-1953
Instructor in contracts and trusts, St. Paul College of Law, 1931-1948
Assistant U.S. attorney general, Civil Litigation Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1953-1956

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 42" X 34"

Artist
George Augusta, born in Boston, studied painting in Florence, Italy, while he served in the Army during World War II. Returning to the states, he became a student of the Boston School painter Ernest L. Major, and has painted portraits in oil and pastel for individuals and institutions in many parts of the country. He paints in a traditional impressionist style and particularly enjoys painting portraits of children. He also paints figures, landscapes, and still lifes.

Mr. Augusta maintains a studio in West Newbury, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and The Copley Society. He is represented by Vose Galleries in Boston.

Year Painted
1982

See Chief Justice Warren Burger's Sculpture.