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date: 24 February 2020

Frank, Jerome Newlocked

(10 September 1889–13 January 1957)
  • Robert Jerome Glennon

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Frank, Jerome New (10 September 1889–13 January 1957), New Dealer, federal appeals judge, and legal philosopher, was born in New York City, the son of Herman Frank, a lawyer, and Clara New, a musician. The grandson of German Jews who immigrated to the United States around 1850, Frank moved with his parents to Chicago at the age of seven. A precocious child, he challenged his kindergarten teacher on such exotic subjects as Greek mythology. He attended Chicago public schools, graduated from Hyde Park High School at the age of sixteen, and then enrolled at the University of Chicago. By attending summer terms Frank graduated in three years. In the fall of 1909 Frank entered law school at the University of Chicago and in 1912 graduated with the highest grades ever achieved at the University of Chicago Law School. With characteristic humility, he shunned interview-seeking reporters. In 1914 he married Florence Kiper, a well-known poet and writer in Chicago literary circles....

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