Born: May 7, 1911
Hymera, Indiana

Died: December 21, 1987
Washington, D.C.

Carl McGowan

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1963, to a seat vacated by Henry W. Edgerton; Confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963. Served as chief judge 1981. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1981. Service terminated on December 21, 1987, due to death.

Dartmouth College, A.B., 1932
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1936

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: December 11, 1984

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 42″ X 32″

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:

Private practice, New York City, 1936-1939
Faculty, Northwestern Law School, 1939-1942
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
Faculty, Northwestern Law School, 1948-1949
Counsel, State Governor of Illinois, 1949-1953
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1953-1963
General counsel, Chicago and North Western Railway, 1957-1963

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • Papers, 1930-1988. 64 linear ft. (45,000 items); finding aid; collection includes case files, correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, and miscellaneous material.
  • Harold Leventhal papers, 1932-1980; 94 linear ft. (80,000 items); finding aid; restricted; correspondence.

Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass.

  • Richard Hinkley Field papers, 1932-1978; 14 linear ft. (ca. 7,500 items); finding aid; correspondence.