National Affairs: Minnesotans

James M. Beck recently presented Mr. Coolidge with his resignation as Solicitor General (TIME, May 11), consequently the President has been casting about for a successor. Last week, he picked. He picked William D. Mitchell of St. Paul. This Mr. Mitchell has never before held political office. He is the son of a man who sat in the Minnesota Supreme Court. Now, at 50, he has been practicing law for 29 years. He is a member of the firm of Butler, Mitchell & Doherty. His chief excursions outside of the law have been into...

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