Born: January 22, 1890
Louisa, Kentucky

Died: September 8, 1953
Washington, D.C.

Frederick Moore Vinson

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 26, 1937, to a seat vacated by Charles H. Robb; Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1937, and received commission on December 15, 1937. Service terminated on May 28, 1943, due to resignation.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States. Nominated by Harry S. Truman on June 6, 1946, to a seat vacated by Harlan Fiske Stone; Confirmed by the Senate on June 20, 1946, and received commission on June 21, 1946. Service terminated on September 8, 1953, due to death.

Centre College, B.A., 1909
Centre College, LL.B., 1911

Portrait Dimensions
Oil on canvas 47″ X 35″

Unknown Artist

Greenish-brown patina, height 17 1/2″, 1958

Don Turano (1930 – ) is a nationally known sculptor, medalist, art educator, and lecturer who was born in New York City and lived in Washington, D.C. He studied at the School of Industrial Art, the Corcoran School of Art, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and at the Rinehart School of Sculpture. He is known for his church sculpture and metal design. Mr. Turano received commissions to sculpt a life-sized bust of President Ronald Reagan for his presidential library. He also received commissions at the Washington National Cathedral. Mr. Turano worked in such materials as stone, terra cotta, bronze, silver, and wood and has exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at the St. Louis Museum. He won first prize at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1966 and taught sculpture at George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art.

Professional Career:

Private practice, Louisa, Kentucky, 1911-1917
City Attorney, Louisa, Kentucky, 1913
U.S. Army Private and Officer Trainee, 1917-1919
Private practice, Louisa, Kentucky, 1919-1924
Commonwealth attorney, Thirty-Second Judicial District of Kentucky, 1921-1924
U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1923-1929
Private practice, Ashland, Kentucky, 1929-1931
U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1931-1938
Chief judge, U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals, 1942-1943
Director, Office of Economic Stabilization, 1943-1945
Administrator, Federal Loan Administration, 1945
Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1945
U.S. Treasury Secretary, 1945-1946

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

  • Papers, 1907-1953. 189 cubic ft. (302,462 items); finding aid; collection contains correspondence, court decisions, agency reports, government documents, press releases, executive orders, and miscellaneous material related to Vinson’s government service.

Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass.

  • Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965; 115 linear ft. (ca. 45,000 items); finding aid; restricted; represented in case files and correspondence

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Charles Almon Dewey papers, 1877-1958; 1,419 items; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Emanuel Alexandrovich Goldenweiser papers, 1919-1952; 2 items; finding aid; letters from Chief Justice Vinson authorizing Charles A. Dewey as temporary district judge in New York, Indiana, and Florida.

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

  • Alben William Barkley collection, 1900-1956; 167 linear ft. (ca. 65,000 items); represented.
  • Charles A. Dewey papers, 1888-1954; ca. 167 ft. (ca. 65,000 items and 5 microfilm reels); correspondence.
  • Stanley F. Reed collection, 1926-1977; 377 boxes; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Brent Spence papers, 1930-1962; 81 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • Thomas Rust Underwood papers, 1896-1956; 8,000 items; finding aid; restricted; correspondence.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965; 263 linear ft. (205,000 items); finding aid; correspondence.
  • Joseph Edward Davies papers, 1860-1957; 65 ft. (50,000 items); restricted; correspondence.
  • Felix Frankfurter papers, 1846-1966; 106.4 linear ft. (70,625 items); finding aid; correspondence.
  • Emanuel Alexandrovich Goldenweiser papers, 1919-1952; 3 ft. (ca. 1,500 items); finding aid; correspondence. Emory Scott Land papers, 1901-1972; 5,700 items; finding aid; correspondence.

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

  • Records of the American Council on Alcohol Problems, 1916-1969; 7 linear ft. (ca. 1,500 items); finding aid; correspondence.
  • Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949; 106 linear ft., 39 vols., and 2 oversize folders; finding aid; restricted; correspondence.
  • Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974; 8 linear ft. and 25 vols.; finding aid; correspondence.

Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Neb.

  • Edgar Howard papers, 1901-1976; 2 ft.; correspondence.

Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

  • Alpheus Thomas Mason papers, 1890-1988; 20.2 cubic ft. (28 boxes); finding aid; correspondence.

Radcliffe College Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, Cambridge, Mass.

  • Emma Guffey Miller papers, 1887-1970; 5 linear ft.; finding aid; restricted; correspondence.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

  • Scrapbooks of John William Flannagan, 1920-1953; 22 vols.; correspondence.
  • Walter Wyatt papers, 1916-1963; ca. 44,000 items; finding aid; restricted; correspondence.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

  • Byron Price papers, 1901-1980; 4.8 cubic ft.; finding aid; correspondence.

University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, Laramie, Wyo.

  • Morgan Beatty papers, 1929-1975; 83.78 cubic ft. (185 boxes); finding aid; restricted; correspondence.

Yale University Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, Conn.

  • Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972; 104.25 linear ft. (218 boxes, 1 folio, and 1 vol.); finding aid; correspondence.