Born: November 28, 1896
Washington, D.C.

Died: April 13, 1986

Richmond Bowling Keech

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

Nominated by Harry S. Truman on January 8, 1947; Confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 1947, and received commission on January 24, 1947. Served as chief judge, 1966 – 1966. Assumed senior status on 11/1/1966. Service terminated on 4/13/1986, due to death.

Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1922
Georgetown University Law School, LL.M., 1923

This portrait was prepared by Chase Studios, a firm that specialized in portrait photography of a commercial nature beginning in 1933. Each judge whose portrait was painted by Chase Studios was first photographed; then, a portrait of the judge was painted in oils either in free style or on the actual photograph. The Studio has not identified the particular artist who prepared this portrait.

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, Transport Service, World War I
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1922-1925
Assistant corporation counsel, Washington, D.C., 1925-1930
Professor of law, National University, 1930
People`s counsel of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., 1930-1934
Law member and vice chairman, Public Utilities Commission, 1934-1940
Corporation counsel, Washington, D.C., 1940-1945
Administrative assistant to President Harry S. Truman, 1945-1946