1939 : Frank Murphy Becomes U.S. Attorney General

January 17, 2023 all-day

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