Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 15, 1940; Confirmed by the Senate on March 20, 1940, and received commission on March 29, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1959 – 1961. Assumed senior status on 4/2/1965. Service terminated on 6/11/1970, due to death.
Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1913
Artist 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.
Confidential clerk to U.S. Attorney General James McReynolds, 1914-1916
Law clerk and assistant attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1916-1917
U.S. Army, 1917-1919
Assistant attorney, U.S. Department of Justice 1919
Special assistant to U.S. attorney general in western states, 1919-1921
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1921-1934
Chief assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1934-1937
U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1938-1940