Born: November 13, 1928
New York City, New York

Joyce Hens Green

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 6, 1979; Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 1979, and received commission on May 11, 1979. Assumed senior status on July 11, 1995.

Education:
University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1949
George Washington University Law School, J.D, 1951

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Artist
Donald Stivers (1926 – 2009) painted the portraits of eight judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Judges William Bryant, Thomas Flannery, Oliver Gasch, Joyce Green, Harold Greene, George Hart, Louis Oberdorfer, and Barrington Parker. In the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Stivers began to paint portraits of friends. He later studied fine art at the California College of Arts & Crafts on the GI Bill, where he continued his work in portraiture. He began his career in commercial art in California, specializing in book, movie, and magazine illustration. Upon moving to the East Coast, Mr. Stivers began work on a series of paintings depicting American westward expansion and is best known for his military artwork, including paintings depicting the Civil War. His work is followed by collectors and can be found on display at Forts Belvoir, Benning, Drum, Hood, Leavenworth, Riley, Sill, and Wainwright. His work has also been on display at the Army War College and in the Pentagon.

Courtesy of Judge Green

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Professional Career:
Private practice, Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, 1951-1968
Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1968-1979

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts