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Francis Biddle

Francis BiddleAKA Francis Beverley Biddle

Born: 9-May-1886
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 4-Oct-1968
Location of death: Wellfleet, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Attorney General, 1941-45

Military service: US Army (WWI)

Father: Algernon Sydney Biddle (Law professor at University of Pennsylvania)
Mother: Frances Robinson Biddle
Wife: Katherine Garrison Chapin (poet, m. 27-Apr-1918, two sons)
Son: Edmund Randolph Biddle
Son: Garrison Chapin Biddle

    High School: Groton School (1905)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1909)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1911)

    US Attorney General (1941-45)
    US Solicitor General (1940)
    US National Labor Relations Board Chairman (1934-35)
    Barnes, Biddle & Meyer (1917-39)
    Law Clerk to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., US Supreme Court (1911-12)
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Americans for Democratic Action National Chair (1950-53)
    Freemasonry
    Pennsylvania Bar Association 1912
    Pilgrims Society
    Nuremberg Trials US judge

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Nuremberg (21-Nov-1948) · Himself

Author of books:
Llanfear Pattern (1927)
Mr. Justice Holmes (1942)
Democratic Thinking and the War: The William H. White Lectures at the University of Virginia (1944)
The World's Best Hope: A Discussion of the Role of the United States in the Modern World (1949)
The Fear of Freedom (1951)
A Casual Past (1961)
Justice Holmes: Natural Law and the Supreme Court (1961)
The Truman Presidency: The History of a Triumphant Succession (1966)


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