JUDICIARY: A Place for Poppa

Men who manage employment agencies tend to become critical about jobs. Naturally choosy is greyish, gracious little Harvard Law Professor Felix Frankfurter, who ran a one-man, unofficial, unpaid employment agency for legal talent for 25 years before it found its biggest client in the New Deal. In 1932 he turned down an appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. In 1933 he turned down Franklin Roosevelt's offer to make him Solicitor General. Last week, however, Franklin Roosevelt made Felix Frankfurter an offer he could not reject: to ascend to the famed...

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