Malcolm Douglas photograph collection, 1914-1958

Overview of the Collection

Douglas, Malcolm, 1888-1968
Malcolm Douglas photograph collection
1914-1958 (inclusive)
11 black and white photographic prints (3 folders) ; various sizes
Collection Number
Photographs of Judge Malcolm Douglas
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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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.

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions might exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

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Acquisition Information

Donor: Keith Douglas, son of Malcolm Douglas; 1968.

Processing Note

Processed by Maya Foo, 2005, Megan E. Peacock, 2006 and Marion Brown, 2008

Photographs were relocated from the Malcolm Douglas Papers (Manuscripts Acc. No. 1045-001) in the repository in 1983.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
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
1 5   Malcolm Douglas campaigning for Superior Court Judge
Frank Jacobs (photographer)
XC2 6 Seven men at a judicial bench at the induction of Honorable Adam Beeler as a King County Superior Court Judge
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, WWII
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
1 10   Portrait of Malcolm Douglas in judicial robes
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

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Subject Terms

  • Judges--Washington (State)--King County--Photographs
  • Judges--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Douglas, Malcolm, 1914-1968--Photographs
  • Gaulle, Charles de, 1890-1970--Photographs

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965--Photographs (photographer)