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Malcolm Douglas photograph collection, 1914-1958
- Douglas, Malcolm, 1888-1968
- Malcolm Douglas photograph collection
- 1914-1958 (inclusive)19141958
- 11 black and white photographic prints (3 folders) ; various sizes
- Collection Number
- Photographs of Judge Malcolm Douglas
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
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The collection is open to the public.
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Born in Waverly, Ohio on October 27, 1888, Malcolm Douglas was the son of James A. and Elizabeth Douglas. Malcolm graduated with a bachelors of philosophy from Ohio University in 1909. He taught school in Wichita, Kansas, and then in Spokane, Washington, to earn money for law school. Douglas attended the University of Washington and received his law degree there in 1914. After graduation, Douglas served in World War I, primarily as an artillery captain with the 2nd (Indian Head) Division in France. He was discharged as a major in 1919 and was awarded the Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre.
Upon his return to Washington, Douglas continued practicing as an Attorney at Law. In 1920, he ran for county prosecutor, and won, defeating Dr. Edwin C. Brown. He served as Prosecutor from 1921-1924. In 1925, Douglas ran for Position No. 1 on the King County Superior Court bench and defeated long-sitting Judge Boyd J. Tallman.
Douglas remained in the reserves as a commanding officer in the 362nd Reserve Field Artillery and was summoned to active duty in 1942. He served as a Colonel in Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters during World War II in London making preinvasion plans. At his discharge he was awarded the Bronze Star and the French Cross of Honor of the Legion of Honor. In 1947, he returned to his bench following his military leave of absence. At his retirement on December 31, 1963, Douglas had served 39 years as a King County Superior Court Judge, one of the longest serving judges in Washington State history. Malcolm Douglas died on November 17, 1968 at age 80.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Photographs from various stages in the life of Malcolm Douglas. These photos include an image of Douglas campaigning for superior court judge and his law school group annual. Additionally, there is a photo of Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle from 1945.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions might exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Malcolm Douglas sitting on a log in front of a tent||undated|
|1||2||Malcolm Douglas on the tennis court||1914|
|1||3||University of Washington Law School group portrait||1914|
|1||4||Portrait of Malcolm Douglas||circa 1925|
Malcolm Douglas campaigning for Superior
Frank Jacobs (photographer)
|XC2||6||Seven men at a judicial bench at the
induction of Honorable Adam Beeler as a King County Superior Court
Photograph is on a board with the caption"Remarks of Judge Malcolm Douglas at the induction into office of Hon. Adam Beeler as Judge of the Superior Ccourt of the State of Washington for King County April 16, 1928." The board includes a transcript of the Douglas's remarks.
|April 16, 1928|
|M291||7||U.S. Army French Country Unit,
J. Russel & Sons, Worple Studios, Wimbledon (photographer)
: circuit photograph
|1||8||Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle with the military||1945?|
|1||9||Donald C. Douglas and Keith Douglas presenting Judge Malcolm Douglas with his portrait to hang in the King County Courthouse||October 28, 1953|
Portrait of Malcolm Douglas in judicial
Artcraft Studios (photographer)
|October 15, 1958|
|1||11||Portrait of Malcolm Douglas sitting on the court bench in judicial robes||1958?|
|XC2||12||Attendees of Judge Douglas's 75th
Birthday Party at the College Club
"Back Row: Stuntz, George R .; Mifflin, James W.; Walterskirchen, F.A.; Revelle, George H.; Birdseye, Storey; Royal, Raymond; Gaines, Donald L.; Henry, Edward E.; Ringold, Salie, M.; Thomason, Howard J" "Front Row: Agnew, Henry Clay; Roney, Ward; Shorett, Lloyd; Long, Wm. G.; Douglas, Malcolm; Wilkins, William J.; James, Frank D.; Turner, Theodore S.; Cramer, Henry W." "Absent: James W. Hodson, Eugene A. Wright."
|October 29, 1963|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Judges--Washington (State)--King County--Photographs
- Judges--Washington (State)--Photographs
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
- Douglas, Malcolm, 1914-1968--Photographs
- Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970--Photographs
- Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965--Photographs (photographer)