Oliver Gasch
Senior Judge; District of Columbia
U.S. Courthouse; 3rd & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001; (202) 273-0413
Born 1906; appointed in 1965 by President Johnson
Education Princeton Univ., A.B., 1928; George Washington Univ., LL.B., 1932
Military Service Lt. Col., U.S. Anny, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1942-46
Private Practice Partner, Craighill, Aiello, Gasch & Craighill, 1961-65
Government Positions Asst. Corp. Counsel, D.C., 1937-53; Principal Asst. U.S. Attorney,
D.C., 1953-56; U.S. Attorney, D.C., 1956-61; General Counsel, Interstate Commission on the
Potomac River Basin, 1940-60
Professional Associations Barristers of Washington (President. 1962-63); Bar Assn. ofD.C.
(Director, 1961-63, President, 1964-65); A.B.A.; American Law Institute; Federal Bar Assn.
(Chairman, Committee of General Counsel of the Federal Government, 1960-6,1); Chairman,
Council on D.C. Law Enforcement, 1958-62; Judicial Conference, D.C. Circuit; Fellow,
American Bar Foundation; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Institute of Military
Law, Judge Advocate’s Assn.
Pro Bono Activities Dean’s Council, Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 1960-65; Co-Chairman,
Commissioners Crime Council, 1962-63
Other Activities President, George Washington Univ. Law Alumni; V.P., Executive Council,
Diocese of Washington, Episcopal Church, 1961-64, Deputy to General Convention, 1961, 1964;
Selden Society (London); Military Order of Foreign Wars (Commander, D.C., 1956); Reserve
Officers Assn. (Past President, D.C. Department); Phi Delta Phi; Univ. Club; Lawyers’ Club;
Princeton Club (Washington, D.C., New York City); Chevy Chase Club (Md.); Counsellors
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