George Thomas Washington

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George Thomas Washington
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
May 1, 1950 – November 10, 1965
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded bySpottswood William Robinson III
Personal details
Born(1908-06-24)June 24, 1908
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
DiedAugust 21, 1971(1971-08-21) (aged 63)
Santa Barbara, California
Political partyDemocratic

George Thomas Washington (June 24, 1908 – August 21, 1971) was an American jurist who served as judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1949 to 1965.

Biography[edit]

Washington was born in 1908 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the son of William Morrow Washington and Janet Margaret (Thomas) Washington.[1] He was a descendant of Samuel Washington, brother of George Washington.[2]

Washington graduated from Yale University in 1928. He attended Yale Law School for a year and then studied at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, obtaining a bachelor's degree in law in 1931. He returned to Yale Law School, graduating with a LL.B degree in 1932. During World War II, Washington served as a special assistant to the United States Attorney General and then as chief representative of the Foreign Economic Administration in Iran and Iraq.[2]

In 1949 he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by President Harry S. Truman. He retired as a senior member of the Court in 1965.[2]

Washington died at his home in Santa Barbara, California in 1971 at the age of 63. He was survived by his wife, the former Helen Goodner.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographical information for George Thomas Washington from The Political Graveyard.
  2. ^ a b c d "George T. Washington Is Dead; Former Judge of Appeals Court". New York Times. 1971-08-25. p. 41. Retrieved 2008-10-22.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
New seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1949–1965
Succeeded by
Spottswood W. Robinson III