On November 15, 1882, former Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to the United States Supreme Court. Unlike nowadays, it wasn’t customary for nominees to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, however, after his religious beliefs (he was Jewish), his associations with the ACLU, and his foreign birth came under attack, he relented. In the end, the Senate confirmed his nomination, and he served on the Court until he retired in 1962.
Learn more about his work as a lawyer, presidential advisor, professor, and justice at http://goo.gl/RoPCEe.