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Judge Richard C Flannigan

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Judge Richard C Flannigan

Birth
Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Feb 1928 (aged 70)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Trowbridge Park, Marquette County, Michigan, USA
Plot Flannigan Mausoleum
Memorial ID 70127442 View Source
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Judge Flannigan was appointed by Gov Fred Warner to the Twenty-Fifth Circuit Court in Marquette, Michigan. He served until 1927, when he was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court. He took office in January 1928 as Chief Justice. A short time later he lost a 3 week battle with pleurisy.

In 1913 Judge Flannigan presided over a most remarkable trial involving the former President, Theodore Roosevelt. The case involved him suing a newspaperman for libel. Roosevelt won his case and asked only for nominal damages. Judge Flannigan instructed the jury to return a verdict of six cents.


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Gravesite Details Richard was buried Feb 20, 1928 in the private family mausoleum.

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  • Created by: Judy H
  • Added: 20 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70127442
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/70127442/richard-c-flannigan : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Richard C Flannigan (15 Dec 1857–17 Feb 1928), Find a Grave Memorial ID 70127442, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Trowbridge Park, Marquette County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Judy H (contributor 46977685) .