Born: February 9, 1902
Washington, D.C.

Died: June 22, 1970
Washington, D.C.

Henry Albert Schweinhaut

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

Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 21, 1944; Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1944, and received commission on December 19, 1944. Assumed senior status on 11/16/1956. Service terminated on 6/22/1970, due to death.

National University Law School, Washington, D.C., LL.B., 1924

Frame Dimensions
46.5″ x 36.5″

Canvas Dimensions
40.5″ x 30″

Overall Condition

Richard C. Henderson was commissioned in 1978 by Judge George Luzerne Hart, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to paint portraits of both sitting and former judges of the District Court. Mr. Henderson painted portraits of deceased judges by studying black and white photographs and talking with friends and family of the judges. Within a five-year period, he produced 23 portraits. At the conclusion of his commission, Mr. Henderson continued to paint portraits and landscapes. He taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, as well as at several private art schools.

Mr. Henderson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he majored in Art and English. He holds a Master’s degree from Vermont College of Norwich University, which is today the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, working with Daniel Green, a recognized pastelist. Mr. Henderson also studied under Harvey Dinnerstein, one of several artists trained at the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University. Mr. Henderson studied at the Art Students League of New York with Robert Brackman, a Russian artist who become nationally famous after painting the portraits of Charles and Ann Lindbergh, among others.

Year Painted

Professional Career:

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1924-1934
Lecturer on evidence and agency, Washington College of Law, 1932-1939
Assistant U.S. attorney, Washington, D.C., 1934-1936
Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1936-1945
Lecturer on evidence, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1944-1948

University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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