Born: April 21, 1906
St. Paul, Minnesota

Died: September 22, 1985

Edward Allen Tamm

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Received a recess appointment from Harry S. Truman on June 22, 1948, to a seat vacated by James M. Proctor; nominated to the same position by Harry S. Truman on January 13, 1949; Confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 1949, and received commission on April 1, 1949. Service terminated on March 16, 1965, due to appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 1, 1965, to a seat vacated by Walter M. Bastian; Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1965, and received commission on March 11, 1965. Service terminated on September 22, 1985, due to death.

Education:
Georgetown University Law School, LL.B., 1930
Georgetown University Law School, LL.D., 1965
Suffolk University Law School, J.S.D., 1971

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of ceremony: March 17, 1988

Frame Dimensions
Oil on canvas 42″ X 32″

Artist
Peter Stevens (1920 – 2002) Trained in art under Sir Walter Russell at the Royal Academy Schools of London, Peter Stevens pursued a career in art and theater before he joined the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, at which time he painted a portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

His career as a portraitist began in earnest following the war when he painted portraits which are today in such public collections as the New York Court of Appeals, Yale and New York Universities, and in private collections. Mr. Stevens was commissioned to paint a portrait of Justice William Brennan as well as the portraits of a number of federal judges. His portrait of Judge Patricia M. Wald was completed shortly before his death in 2002.

Year Painted
1987

Professional Career:

Deputy director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1930-1948

Library of Congress Washington, D.C.

  • Frank Minis Johnson papers, 1945-1989; 133.6 linear ft. (116,000 items); finding aid; restricted; correspondence.
Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts