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Francis Biddle

Biography of Francis Biddle

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Biddle
  • First Name: Francis
  • Date of Birth: May , 9 , 1886
  • Place of Birth (POB): Paris , France
  • Date of Death: October , 4 , 1968
  • Place of Death (POD): Wellfleet , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Francis Biddle Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Franklin D. Roosevelt ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/09/1939
  • Seat vacated by: Buffington , Joseph
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/09/1939
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/27/1939
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/28/1939
  • Commission Date: 03/04/1939
  • Date of Termination: 01/22/1940
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Francis Biddle in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1909

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1911

Francis Biddle Career Path


  • 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


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