1939 : Frank Murphy Becomes U.S. Attorney General

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January 17, 2021 all-day
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Courtesy of University of Michigan Bentley Library.

On January 17, 1939, Frank Murphy, the former judge, Detroit mayor, and Michigan’s first Catholic governor, became attorney general in the cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

President Franklin Roosevelt signs Court reorganization bill, Aug. 7, 1939. L-R: Homer Cummings, FDR, Attorney General Frank Murphy.

Source: Mich-Again’s Day