Biographical entry Frankfurter, Felix (1882 - 1965)

15 November 1882
Vienna, Austria
22 February 1965
Judge and Writer of Inscription


Felix Frankfurter was a justice of the United States Supreme Court. He migrated with his family to the United States from Austria in 1894. Frankfurter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1906 and was a professor there from 1913 to 1939. He held a number of public positions during World War 1, including assistant to the secretary of war, assistant to the secretary of labor and chair of the War Labor Policies Board. Franklin D Roosevelt appointed Frankfurter to the United States Supreme Court in 1939, where he served until 1962.


Hockett, Jeffrey D. 'Frankfurter, Felix.' In The Oxford Companion to United States History, edited by Paul S. Boyer, et al., 290. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.