In less than a decade Frank Murphy rose from Mayor of depression-torn Detroit to Governor General and High Commissioner of the Philippines, Governor of Michigan, Attorney General of the United States, and one of the most libertarian Supreme Court Justices in American history. Professor Howard bases his biography of this colorful Irish New Dealer extensively on the recently opened private papers of Justice Murphy, the papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harlan F. Stone, Harold Burton, and Felix Frankfurter. Mr. Justice Murphy is a fascinating look at the interplay of high office and personality
Originally published in 1968.
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