George Thomas Washington

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George Thomas Washington (1908-1971) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Washington was nominated by President Harry Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat created by 63 Stat. 493; he was nominated on January 5, 1950, confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1950, and received commission on May 1st. He assumed senior status on November 10, 1965, and served in that capacity until his death on August 21, 1971.[1]


  • Yale College, Ph.B., 1928
  • Oxford University, Litt.B. (Law), 1931
  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1932[1]

Professional career

  • Rhodes scholar
  • Private practice, New York City, 1932-1938
  • Faculty member, 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 U.S. attorney general, 1944-1946
  • Assistant solicitor general of the United States, 1946-1949
  • Acting Solicitor General of the United States, 1946-1947
  • Legal adviser, U.S. Delegation to UN Conference on Freedom of the Press, Geneva, 1948[1]