Born: June 24, 1908
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Died: August 21, 1971

George Thomas Washington

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950; Confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1950, and received commission on May 1, 1950Assumed senior status on 11/10/1965.  Service terminated on 8/21/1971, due to death.

Yale College, Ph.B., 1928
Oxford University, Litt.B. (Law), 1931
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:

Rhodes scholar
Private practice, New York City, 1932-1938
Faculty member, Cornell University Law School, 1938-1942
Professor of Law, 1942
Attorney, Office of Emergency Management, 1942
U.S. economic representative, Baghdad, Iraq, 1942-1943
Chief, U.S. Lend-Lease Mission, Teheran, Iran, 1943-1944
Special assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1944-1946
Assistant solicitor general of the United States, 1946-1949
Acting Solicitor General of the United States, 1946-1947
Legal adviser, U.S. Delegation to UN Conference on Freedom of the Press, Geneva, 1948

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

  • Papers, 1936-1949.
  • 3 ft. (2,600 items); finding aid; collection contains correspondence, articles, drafts of Washington’s book Corporate Executives Compensation (1942), personal records, legal memoranda, lecture notes, speeches, and memorabilia.
  • Elijah Barrett Prettyman papers, 1901-1971; 62 linear ft. (57,000 items); finding aid; correspondence.