Felix Frankfurter

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Felix Frankfurter
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Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Franklin D. Roosevelt
Active:   1/20/1939-8/28/1962
Senior:   8/28/1962-2/22/1965
Preceded by:   Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Succeeded by:   Arthur Goldberg
Personal History
Born:   November 15, 1882
Hometown:   Vienna, Austria
Deceased:   February 22, 1965
Undergraduate:   College of the City of New York, 1902
Law School:   Harvard Law, 1906
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1917-1920

Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the court by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on January 20, 1939. On August 28, 1962, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on February 22, 1965. Prior to joining the court, Frankfurter was a law professor at Harvard University.[1][2]

Frankfurter was one of nine justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt. He served under four different chief justices, during: The Hughes Court, The Stone Court, The Vinson Court and The Warren Court.[3]

Early life and education

Frankfurter received his B.A. degree from the College of the City of New York in 1902 and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1906.[1]

Military service

Frankfurter was an Major in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving from 1917 to 1920.ref name=bio/>

Professional career

  • 1920-1939: Byrne Professor of Administrative Law, Harvard University
  • 1917-1920: Assistant to the Secretary of War, Secretary and Counsel to the President's Mediation Commission, Chairman of the War Labor Policies Board
  • 1914-1917: Byrne Professor of Administrative Law, Harvard University
  • 1911-1914: Law officer for the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department
  • 1910: Aide to Henry Stimson campaign for Governor of New York
  • 1906-1909: Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • 1906: Attorney in private practice, New York City[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Frankfurter was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 5, 1939, to replace Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. He was confirmed by the Senate on January 17, 1939, and received commission on January 20, 1939. On August 28, 1962, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on February 22, 1965.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice Arthur Goldberg.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Supreme Court
1939–1965
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Arthur Goldberg