Oliver Gasch

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Oliver Gasch
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
November 30, 1981 – July 8, 1999
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
August 11, 1965 – November 30, 1981
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byEdward Allen Tamm
Succeeded byThomas Penfield Jackson
United States Attorney for the District of Columbia
In office
1956–1961
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byLeo A. Rover
Succeeded byDavid Campion Acheson
Personal details
Born
Oliver Gasch

(1906-05-04)May 4, 1906
Washington, D.C.
DiedJuly 8, 1999(1999-07-08) (aged 93)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
EducationPrinceton University (A.B.)
George Washington University Law School (LL.B.)

Oliver Gasch (May 4, 1906 – July 8, 1999) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., Gasch received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Princeton University in 1928 and a Bachelor of Laws from George Washington University Law School in 1932. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1932. He was an assistant corporation counsel for the city of Washington, D.C. from 1937 to 1953. He was general counsel to the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin from 1940 to 1960. He served in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel in the JAG Corps. He was a principal Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1953 to 1956, and was then the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1956 to 1961. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1961 to 1965.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 12, 1965, Gasch was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Judge Edward Allen Tamm. Gasch was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1965, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on November 30, 1981. Gasch served in that capacity until his death on July 8, 1999, in Washington, D.C.[1]

Personal[edit]

Gasch was married to Sylvia Meyer, a harpist and the first woman member of the National Symphony Orchestra.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oliver Gasch at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ Bernstein, Adam (March 30, 2005). "Esteemed NSO Harpist Sylvia Meyer". The Washington Post.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Allen Tamm
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1965–1981
Succeeded by
Thomas Penfield Jackson