Born: Born 1942
Washington, D.C.

David S. Tatel

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 20, 1994, to a seat vacated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Confirmed by the Senate on October 6, 1994, and received commission on October 7, 1994.

University of Michigan, B.A., 1963
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1966

Portrait Ceremony
Transcript of Ceremony: September 16, 2022

Jon R. Friedman’s portraits are included in numerous public and institutional collections in the United States and abroad, including the National Portrait Gallery, the U.S. House of Representatives, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the Carnegie Institute of Washington, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, and Brandeis University. His landscape paintings and sculptures have appeared in exhibitions throughout the country.

Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Mr. Friedman received a BA in philosophy from Princeton University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy with additional studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Professional Career:

Instructor, University of Michigan Law School, 1966-1967
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1967-1969, 1970-1972
Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1969-1970, 1972-1974; executive director, 1969-1970; director, 1972-1974
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1974-1977, 1979-1994
Director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977-1979
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 2016-present

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • David S. Tatel papers. Unprocessed; restricted; advance notice required for retrieval.