Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 7, 1981, to a seat vacated by Carl E. McGowan; Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1982, and received commission on February 9, 1982. Service terminated on February 5, 1988, due to resignation.
University of Chicago, B.A., 1948
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1953
Peter Even Egeli (1934 – ) Like other members of his family, Peter E. Egeli has spent his life pursuing art. At the age of five, he had his first lesson in perspective drawing. At 18, he studied at the Corcoran School Art. After a stint in the United States Marine Corps, he entered the Maryland Institute of Art where he won first prize in the Senior Concours. Thereafter, he attended the Arts Students League in New York and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He later taught both drawing and painting at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
He is the former President and Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Mr. Egeli’s career as a portrait and marine artist has spanned decades. His portraits hang in courthouses, board rooms, government offices, industrial spaces, and academia.
U.S. Marine Corps, 1945-1946, 1950-1952
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1962
Professor, Yale Law School, 1962-1981
Solicitor General of the United States, 1973-1977
Acting Attorney General of the United States, 1973-1974
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982
Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, 1987; rejected by Senate