Francis Beverly Biddle

Francis Beverly Biddle

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 4 Oct 1968 (aged 82)
Wellfleet, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 14563022 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman as the United States Attorney General. The primary American judge during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg after World War II, he was author of a two volume memoir entitled "A Casual Past", (1961) and "In Brief Authority", (1962) recounting the experience. He earned his law degree from Harvard University. As Attorney General he was best remembered for Order 9066 which authorized the United States governent to force Japanese-Americans into internment camps during World War II. He was also author of the books "The Llanfear Pattern", (1927) about his experiences growing up in Philadelphia's Main Line and "Mr. Justice Holmes", about his time spent as private secretary for Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 14563022
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Beverly Biddle (9 May 1886–4 Oct 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14563022, citing Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .