My Roosevelt Years

By Norman M. Littell

Rooseevelt Years   President Roosevelt's administration implored Norman Littell to accept the position of Assistant Attorney General, which he did, and was sworn in on April 21, 1939.

Littell kept many diaries of his conversations, contacts, and thoughts. These diaries formed the basis for this book.

Norman served under three Attorneys General.

Frank Murphy January 2, 1939 - January 18, 1940
Robert Jackson January 18, 1940 - August 25, 1941
Francis Biddle August 26, 1941 - June 26, 1945

He was asked to resign for insubordination by Francis Biddle.  He did not resign.

On November 30, 1944, he received the following telegram:

I regret to hear that you have declined to resign as requested by your superior officer, the attorney general of the united states. under the circumstances i am compelled to remove you as assistant attorney general. personally, i am sorry to have to do this in view of your long service to the government.

franklin d. roosevelt

The book contains the situations and incidents leading up to Norman's dismissal.
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