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Washington, George Thomas
Born June 24, 1908, in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Died August 21, 1971

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1950, and received commission on May 1, 1950. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on November 10, 1965. Service terminated on August 21, 1971, due to death.

Education:
Yale College, Ph.B., 1928
University of Oxford, Litt.B., law, 1931
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:
Rhodes scholar
Private practice, New York City, 1932-1938
Faculty, 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 the Attorney General of the United States, 1944-1946
Assistant solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1946-1949; acting solicitor general, 1946-1947
Legal adviser, U.S. Delegation to UN Conference on Freedom of the Press, Geneva, Switzerland, 1948

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote
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