Born: February 12, 1943
Canton, North Carolina

David Bryan Sentelle

Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 25, 1985, to a seat vacated by Woodrow W. Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Service terminated on October 19, 1987, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by Antonin Scalia. Confirmed by the Senate on September 9, 1987, and received commission on September 11, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2008-2013. Assumed senior status on February 12, 2013.

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1965
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1968

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Courtesy of the Sentelle Family

Judge David Sentelle

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: April 5, 2013

Artist
Lindy Harris Bruggink is a portrait artist from south Alabama who graduated with honors from Maryville College in Tennessee. She has studied painting with a number of notable artists at the Art League School in Alexandria and at the Florence Academy of Art.

Although she specializes in oil portraits painted in a classical style, Ms. Bruggink has also painted landscapes and still lifes. She has painted the portraits of a number of public figures, including Colin Powell, a work commissioned by Secretary Powell’s classmates at the National War College. The portrait hangs at the National War College in Fort Leslie McNair in Washington, D.C.

A member of the Portrait Society of America and other art leagues, Ms. Bruggink has been recognized for her work, earning Honorable Mention in competitions as well as a Merit Award in the portrait competition sponsored by the Portrait Society in 2007.

Ms. Bruggink teaches art at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama, and at her home studio.

Read Judge Sentelle’s Oral History

Professional Career:

Private practice, Asheville, North Carolina, 1968-1970
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of North Carolina, 1970-1974
Judge, Mecklenburg County [North Carolina] District Court, 1974-1977
Visiting professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 1977
Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1977-1985
Visiting professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991-1992

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts