Felix Frankfurter

Date of Birth November 15, 1882
Place of Birth Austria
Date of Death Feb 22, 1965 (82)
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Felix Frankfurter

Felix Frankfurter was an Austrian-American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. During World War I, Frankfurter served as Judge Advocate General. After the war, he helped found the American Civil Liberties Union and returned to his position as professor at Harvard Law School. He became a friend and adviser of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who appointed him to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin Cardozo. Frankfurter served on the Court until his retirement in 1962, and was succeeded by Arthur Goldberg.

Born: November 15, 1882, Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died: February 22, 1965, Washington, D.C, US
Political party: Independent
Education: City University of New York, City College, Harvard University
Preceded by: Benjamin Cardozo
Succeeded by: Arthur Goldberg

About Felix Frankfurter

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard Law School.


He was an advocate of judicial restraint.

Family Life

He was the son of Leopold and Emma Winter Frankfurter.


He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt .

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