Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 22, 1978; Confirmed by the Senate on May 17, 1978, and received commission on May 19, 1978. Assumed senior status on August 6, 1995. Service terminated on January 29, 2000, due to death.
George Washington University, B.A., 1949
George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1952
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.
Law clerk, Hon. Bennett Champ Clark, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1952-1953
Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1953-1957
Chief of appeals and research, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1957-1965
Judge, Court of General Sessions, District of Columbia, 1965-1966
Chief judge, Court of General Sessions, District of Columbia, 1966-1971
Chief judge, Superior Court of District of Columbia, 1971-1978
Harold H. Greene papers, 1951-2001. 29.6 linear ft.; finding aid; collection consists of correspondence, writings, reports, case material, opinions, orders, printed matter, and other papers relating to Greene’s career in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, the D.C. Superior Court, and the U.S. District Court.