Native of Helena, MT, son of Judge A. J. and Marguerite (Bowden) Horsky
A.B. (m.c.1.1, University of Washington, 1931
LL.B. (m.c.l.), Harvard University, 1934
Ph.D. (hon.), Georgetown University, 1982
Clerk to Judge A. N. Hand, 1934-1935
Attorney in Solicitor General’s Office, 1935-1937, 1938-1939
Assistant Prosecutor, War Crimes Trial, 1948
Advisor (to the President) for National Capital Affairs, 1962-1967
Partner, Covington & Burling, 1939-1962, 1967-1981; of counsel, 1982-
ABA: Member, Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, 1968-1974
Member, Standing Committee on Judicial Selection, Tenure and
Member, House of Delegates, 1978-1982
Member, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, 1983-1988
Director, 1972-1978; Vice President, 1978
Chairman, Court Study Committee, 1978-1982
Chairman, 1954-1962, 1975-1984
Member, 1945-1954, 1967-1974
Honorary Chairman, 1984-
Compensation, 1975-1982
District of Columbia Bar:
National Bankruptcy Conference:
Attorney General’s Committee on Bankruptcy Administration, 1934-1940
Advisory committee on Bankruptcy Rules, 1968-1976, 1978-1984
Council for Court Excellence: Chairman, 1982-1988
University of Virginia Law School: Lecturer, 1956-1962, 1970-
D. C. Board of Higher Education: Chairman, 1967-1970; member to 1972
Salzburg Seminar:
Lecturer, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1984
Member of the Board, 1980-1983
Salzburg Seminar Alumni Association: President, 1979-1988
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Trustee, 1969-1972
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation:
Director, 1969-1981
President, 1970-1973
Chairman of the Board, 1973-1981
Treasurer, 1987-
National Building Museum: Trustee, 1980- ; Secretary, 1982-1987;
Federal City Council: Trustee, 1975-
American Indian National Bank: Director, 1975-1987
Citizens Housing Advisory Committee (of Montgomery County, MD) :
National Advisory Council, ACLU, 1983-
Washington International Horse Show:
Chairman, 1982-1988
Director, 1960-1984
President, 1963-1964
Trustee, 1975-1987
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National Arbitration Panel: Member, 1982-1984; Chairman, 1984-
Washington Planning and Housing Association: President, 1955-1962
Commissioners’ Planning Advisory Council (D.C.): Chairman, 1960-1962
United Negro College Fund Campaigns for D. C.: Chairman, 1961, 1962
National Capital Area Civil Liberties Union: Chairman, 1962
D. C. Commissioners’ Committee on Police Arrests for Investigation:
Chairman, 1962
D. C. Lawyer of the Year, 1980 (D. C. Bar Association award)
Herbert Harley Award, 1984 (American Judicature Society)
Pro Bono Award, 1989 (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund)
Author, The WashinTton Lawver (1952)
Contributor to Conflict of Interest and Federal Service (1960)
Contributor to Concrress and the Public Trust (1970)
Member: American Bar Association
D. C. Bar
D. C. Bar Association and other professional organizations
Cosmos Club –
Metropolitan Club
Married to Barbara Egleston; one daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Margaret Ellen) Burns
Honorary Degree from the District of Columbia School of Law – May 1996