“BRAINY and plus that – nervy. That is a two-word picture of Felix Frankfurter, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law at Harvard Law School, the man behind the men behind the President of the United States.” This is the opening paragraph of a thumb-nail sketch in the March 1934, number of the “American Magazine,” which goes on to say : “It is said in Washington that you can’t go around a corner without running smack into Frankfurter-taught bright young men. They are the former pupils of the square-jawed, quick-as-a-trigger Doctor of Laws. “He has been for a long time on very close terms with President Roosevelt. Backed him during his governorship and worked with him during his Presidential campaign. A noted liberal in domestic affairs and referred to as `slightly left-wing’ in the legal school of thought.

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