Born: March 20, 1907
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Died: July 31, 1979
Chevy Chase, Maryland

William Blakely Jones

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by John F. Kennedy on March 19, 1962; Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962. Served as chief judge, January 1, 1975 – January 1, 1977. Assumed senior status on March 20, 1977. Service terminated on July 31, 1979, due to death.

Education:
University of Notre Dame, A.B., 1928
Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1931

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: December 11, 1978

Artist
Lloyd Bowers Embry (1913 – 1979) was born in Washington, D.C., where he began taking classes at the Corcoran Gallery of Art at the age of ten. He won a scholarship to study at the Phillips Gallery of Art School and later enrolled at Yale University’s School of Art, earning a B.F.A.

After graduation. Mr. Embry traveled across the country looking for opportunities to paint portraits. He and his wife settled in Washington, D.C. where his proximity to the government led to the awarding of a number of portrait commissions, including that of Prince Bertil of Sweden. The Embrys spent summers in Truro, Massachusetts, living next door to painter Edward Hopper, whose likeness Embry painted in watercolor. Mr. Embry also explored landscape painting while in Truro.

Mr. Emby painted the portrait of Judge William B. Jones in 1978. His work is featured in private and public collections throughout the United States and in Sweden; at the Harvard Club of New York; in the Philadelphia Historical Museum; at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; at Rice University in Houston; in the State Capitol Building in Nashville; in the Yale University Art Gallery; in the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C.; and in Riksband, in Stockholm.

Professional Career:

Private practice, Helena, Montana, 1931-1937
Special assistant state attorney general, Montana, 1935-1937
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1937-1943
Attorney, U.S. Office of Patents and Appeals, 1943
Executive assistant to American chairman, Joint British-American Patent Interchange Commission, 1943-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1962

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts