Born: March 30, 1922
Madison, New Jersey

Died: February  27, 2000
Washington, D.C.

Aubrey Eugene Robinson Jr.

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

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966; Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1982 – 1992. Assumed senior status on 3/1/1992. Service terminated on 2/27/2000, due to death.

Cornell University, B.A., 1943
Cornell Law School, LL.B., 1947

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Courtesy of the Robinson family

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: March 20, 1992

Simmie Knox (1935 – ), a native of Washington, D.C., painted the portrait of Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. In 1992. Knox graduated from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and has specialized in portraits since 1981. Knox exhibited as an abstract artist and worked for the Museum of African Art in Washington D.C. during the 1970s. His abstract art was displayed in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1971. After years of painting abstract and other art forms, Knox turned full time to portraiture. His commissions feature entertainers, educators, military officers, judges, and private individuals and include Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1989, Senator Verda Welcome in 1990, Senator Herman Holloway in 1995, and Muhammad Ali in 1995. Perhaps Knox’s most notable commission was to paint the official portrait of President Bill and First Lady Hillary Clinton, unveiled in 2004.

Today, Knox’s work is held in private collections, the U.S. Senate, the White House, and schools, museums, and courthouses across the country.

Professional Career:

United States Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1948-1965
Associate judge, Juvenile Court of the District of Columbia, 1965-1966
Adjunct professor, American University, 1975-1983