Born: June 6, 1867
Nashville, Tennessee

Died: January 9, 1963
Washington, D.C.

Thomas J. Bailey

Associate Justice, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]

Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on May 16, 1918; Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 1918, and received commission on May 22, 1918. Assumed senior status on 11/1/1950. Service terminated on 1/9/1963, due to death.

Southwestern University, A.B., 1884
Southwestern University, A.M., 1885
Vanderbilt University, B.L., 1890
Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1899

Frame Dimensions
35.75″ x 30″

Canvas Dimensions
31″ x 24.5″

Overall Condition
Portrait is in excellent condition.

Richard C. Henderson was commissioned in 1978 by Judge George Luzerne Hart, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to paint portraits of both sitting and former judges of the District Court. Mr. Henderson painted portraits of deceased judges by studying black and white photographs and talking with friends and family of the judges. Within a five-year period, he produced 23 portraits. At the conclusion of his commission, Mr. Henderson continued his work producing portraits and landscape paintings. He taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, as well as at several private art schools.

Mr. Henderson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he majored in Art and English; he holds a Master’s degree from Vermont College of Norwich University, which is today the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, working with Daniel Green, a recognized pastelist. Mr. Henderson also studied under Harvey Dinnerstein, one of several artists trained at the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University. Mr. Henderson studied at the Art Students League of New York with Robert Brackman, a Russian artist who become nationally famous after painting the portraits of Charles and Ann Lindbergh, among others.

Year Painted

Professional Career:

Private practice, Clarksville, Tennessee, 1890, 1896-1900
Private practice, Seattle, Tennessee, 1893-1896
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1902-1918
Special commissioner, 1915
Deputy clerk and master in chancery, Nashville, Tennessee, 1915-1918