Born: April 22, 1906
St. Paul, Minnesota

Died: May 1, 1995
Potomac, Maryland

George Edward MacKinnon

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 23, 1969, to a seat vacated by Charles Fahy; Confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1969, and received commission on May 6, 1969. Assumed senior status on May 20, 1983. Service terminated on May 1, 1995, due to death.

University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1929

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Courtesy and copyright of the George E. MacKinnon estate

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: April 26, 1985

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 45″ X 35″

George Augusta, born in Boston, studied painting in Florence, Italy, while he served in the Army during World War II. Returning to the states, he became a student of the Boston School painter Ernest L. Major, and has painted portraits in oil and pastel for individuals and institutions in many parts of the country. He paints in a traditional impressionist style and particularly enjoys painting portraits of children. He also paints figures, landscapes, and still lifes.

Mr. Augusta maintains a studio in West Newbury, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and The Copley Society. He is represented by Vose Galleries in Boston.

Year Painted

Professional Career:

Assistant counsel, Investors Syndicate, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1929-1942
Member, Minnesota House of Representatives, 1935-1942
U.S. Navy Commander, 1942-1946
U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1947-1949
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1949-1953
U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, 1953-1958
Private practice, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1958-1960
Special assistant U.S. attorney general, 1960-1961
General counsel and vice president, Investors Mutual Funds, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1961-1969
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1991

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn.

  • Papers, 1933-1990. 34 cubic ft.; finding aid; restricted; collection contains personal correspondence (1953-1990), speeches, legal opinions, and related material.
  • Edward J. Devitt papers, 1925-1992; 14.75 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Orville L. Freeman papers, ca. 1903-2003; 55.05 cubic ft.; finding aid; represented.
  • Oscar F. Hawkins and family papers, 1888-1963; 7 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Minneapolis Council for Israel papers, 1917-1984; 3 folders; finding aid; represented.

University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.

  • Kenneth J. Enkel papers, 1947-1958; 1 linear ft.; finding aid; represented