Washington, D.C. Abdon Daoud Ackad. One mounted photograph, on which William O. Douglas has inscribed his affectionate regards to the photographer, Abdon Ackad; JK consignment.
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William Orville Douglas (1898-1980) was an American jurist and politician who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas was confirmed at the age of 40, one of the youngest justices appointed to the court. His term, lasting 36 years and 211 days (1939–75), is the longest in the history of the Supreme Court. In 1975 Time magazine called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court". [wikipedia];
Abdon Daoud Ackad Sr., 82, photographed Supreme Court justices, presidents and their families, and foreign heads of state during his nearly 60 years as a portrait photographer. In 1929, because he specialized in portraits, he joined the staff of Harris and Ewing as a retouch artist. He was head photographer, production manager and art director when he resigned 19 years later to establish his own studio. He operated the Ackad Photographic Studio on Connecticut Avenue from 1948 until his retirement in 1971. Mr. Ackad's favorite clients included General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the late Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio), whose portrait was used for a commemorative stamp. He also photographed the Supreme Court, noted members of the clergy, prominent Washington families, and U.S. presidents from Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt. His portrait of FDR was used for the engraving of the Roosevelt dime. In 1932, Eleanor Roosevelt called him to Hyde Park, N.Y., to take her official inaugural photograph.