Robert Bork

Born:  March 1, 1927
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died: December 19, 2012
Arlington, Virginia

Robert Heron Bork

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

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: April 19, 1996

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 45″ X 35″

Artist
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.

Year Painted
1995

Read Judge Bork’s Oral History

Professional Career:

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

Library of Congress Washington, D.C.

  • Robert Bork papers, 1924-1987. 14.2 linear ft. (10,680 items); finding aid; restricted; correspondence, judicial and legal papers, and miscellaneous documents.

University of Chicago Chicago, Ill.

  • Edward Hirsch Levi papers, 1894-1998; 258 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; represented.

University of Georgia Athens, Ga.

  • Melba R. Williams papers, 1954-1994; 17 linear ft.; finding aid; represented.

Harvard University Law School Cambridge, Mass.

  • Ken Gormley research material, n.d.; 17 boxes; finding aid; contains tape recording, transcript, and other material relating to interview of Robert Bork for biography of Archibald Cox.

Library of Congress Washington, D.C.

  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights records, 1922-1991; 101.6 linear ft.; finding aid; represented.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records, 1842-1999; 3,965 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; represented.
  • William L. Taylor papers, 1971-1996; 5.2 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; represented.

Oberlin College Oberlin, Ohio

  • Jewel Lafontant-MANkarious papers, 1875-1997; 36.94 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; represented.

Radcliffe College Schlesinger Library on the History of Women Cambridge, Mass.

  • Catherine East papers, 1941-1995; 28.5 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; represented.
  • National Organization for Women records, 1959-2002; 207 linear ft.; finding aid; represented.
  • National Organization for Women Legal Defense & Education Fund records, 1968-2008; 265.42 linear ft.; finding aid; represented.
  • National Women’s Political Caucus (U.S.) records, 1970-1993; 198.25 linear ft.; finding aid; represented.

University of Virginia Charlottesville, Va.

  • James J. Kilpatrick papers, 1976-1990; 5,000 items; finding aid; represented.

Yale University Sterling Memorial Library New Haven, Conn.

  • Alexander Mordecai Bickel papers, 1916-1987; 47.13 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Cyrus R. and Grace Sloane Vance papers, 1918-2005; 131 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; represented.
Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts