MELVILIE WESTON FULLER by Willard L. King

MELVILIE WESTON FULLER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A biography of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1888- 1910, which is an affectionate presentation of both the man and his legal importance. From a New England background in which a divorced mother was an important factor, to his schooling and rise in Chicago, on to his appointment to Justice, and later Chief Justice, this emphasizes the capacity and interests of the man, his happy relationships with his friends -- and enemies, his development of the importance of the role of Chief Justice, and the cases which made him nationally as well as internationally known. It covers also his part in the Washington scene under the presidential regimes his term encompassed, the amazing capability for organization and leadership, and the questions in which his decisions were of influence. A biography not only for the legally minded but also for the general public to whom a man of many-mided personality appeals.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1950
Publisher: Macmillan