Mr. Justice Murphy: A Political Biography

Mr. Justice Murphy: A Political Biography

by J. Woodford Howard Jr.


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691622408
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2015
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #2015
Pages: 604
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. xi
  • 1. The Good Old Patriotic Fervor, 1890-1919, pg. 3
  • 2. Dew and Sunshine, 1919-1931, pg. 17
  • 3. The City Is Strapped, 1931-1933, pg. 45
  • 4. A Little New Deal in the Orient, 1933-1935, pg. 60
  • 5. A Monument to the President, 1934-1936, pg. 83
  • 6. The Peaceful Way, 1936-1937, pg. 118
  • 7. Oh, Michigan! 1937-1938, pg. 145
  • 8. A New Broom, 1939, pg. 180
  • 9. So Much to Be Done, 1939-1940, pg. 203
  • 10. The Freshman Member, 1940-1942, pg. 231
  • 11. Freedom to Its Farthest Reaches, 1941-1943, pg. 265
  • 12. The Inescapable Duty, 1943-1945, pg. 300
  • 13. Tempering Justice with Murphy, 1944-1946, pg. 338
  • 14. Humanitarian and Remedial Measures, 1944-1947, pg. 381
  • 15. Not Mentioning the Cardinal, 1946-1949, pg. 424
  • 16. A Militant Faith, pg. 467
  • Opinions by Justice Murphy, pg. 497
  • Documentary Footnotes, pg. 503
  • Index, pg. 559

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