Born: January 5, 1915
New York, New York

Died: November 20, 1979

Harold Leventhal

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 1, 1965, to a seat vacated by Wilbur K. Miller; Confirmed by the Senate on April 7, 1965, and received commission on April 7, 1965. Service terminated on November 20, 1979, due to death.

Columbia University, A.B., 1934
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1936

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: November 20, 1991

Oil on canvas 40″ X 30″

Peter Stevens (1920 – 2002) Trained in art under Sir Walter Russell at the Royal Academy Schools of London, Peter Stevens pursued a career in art and theater before he joined the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, at which time he painted a portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

His career as a portraitist began in earnest following the war when he painted portraits which are today in such public collections as the New York Court of Appeals, Yale and New York Universities, and in private collections. Mr. Stevens was commissioned to paint a portrait of Justice William Brennan as well as the portraits of a number of federal judges. His portrait of Judge Patricia M. Wald was completed shortly before his death in 2002.

Year Painted

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Justice Harlan Fiske Stone, Supreme Court of the United States, 1937-1938
Law clerk, Justice Stanley Reed, Supreme Court of the United States, 1938
Attorney, Office of the Solicitor General of the United States, 1937-1938, 1938-1939
Chief of litigation, Bituminous Coal Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1939-1940
Assistant general counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1940-1943
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Lieutenant Commander, 1943-1946
Staff, Justice Robert Jackson, Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946
Assistant general counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1951
Chief counsel, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1951-1952
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1952-1965

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • Papers, 1932-1980. 94 linear ft. (80,000 items); finding aid; restricted; chiefly correspondence, case files, notes, and office files documenting Leventhal’s service on the U.S. court of appeals, as well as private correspondence, files from his legal practice in Washington, D.C., speeches, and writings.
  • Simon Ernest Sobeloff papers, 1882-1973; 158 linear ft. (95,000 items); finding aid; correspondence.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

  • John Knox collection, 1844-1981; 22 items; represented.