I count it a rare privilege to have known Frank Murphy. Gentle, kindly, and amiable of temperament, yet he had a strength of character and tenacity of purpose that enabled him to uphold the right, as God gave him to see the right, no matter what the pressures and constraints. His untimely death deeply touched the hearts of all who knew him, while the poor, the underprivileged, the accused, and minorities of many different shades of belief mourned the passing of one who had been their protagonist.
Fred M. Vinson,
MR. JUSTICE MURPHY,
Mich. L. Rev.
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