My Roosevelt Years
By Norman M. Littell
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.
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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