Francis Biddle

Personal

Birthday: 
5/9/1886
Birthplace: 
Paris, France
Date of Death: 
10/4/1968
Place of Death: 
Wellfleet, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Personal secretary, Hon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Supreme Court of the United States, 1911-1912
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1912-1938
U.S. Army, 1918
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1922-1926
Chairman, National Labor Relations Board, 1934-1935
Chief counsel, Special Congressional Committee to Investigate the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1938-1939
Solicitor general of the United States, 1940
Director, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, 1940
Attorney General of the United States, 1941-1945
U.S. representative to International Military Tribunal--Nuremburg Trials, 1945-1946
Chairman, Americans for Democratic Action, 1950-1953

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1909
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1911

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Court Name: 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/4/1939
Termination Date: 
1/22/1940
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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