Solicitor General Biddle
Among Honor Guests
Of Lawyer Unit
Amusing incidents in connection
with his work years ago as a law
clerk for the late Supreme Court
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes were
recalled by Solicitor General Francis
Biddle in an informal address at
the annual dinner of the Barristers
In the Mayflower Hotel last night.
Supreme Court Justice William O.
Douglas and justices of the District
courts were among the guests who
helped the Barristers celebrate the
16th anniversary of the founding
of the organization of young attor
Mr. Biddle, a former United States
Circuit Court justice and member
of the National Labor Relations
Board, said that the late -Justice
Holmes, for whom he worked for a
year just after graduating from
Harvard Law School, influenced him
more than anyone else.
He described Justice Holmes as
a complete skeptic about everything
except life itself.
Reca)ls Court Case.
One of the stories he recalled
about the late justice concerned
an argument before the Supreme
Court on an appeal from a circuit
court decision that the Federal in
come tax law did not apply to life
Mr. Holmes interrupted the argu
ment of an attorney urging that
the decision be upheld to say that
he was particularly interested in
the case because he was the re
cipient of a life estate himself.
"Then I hope you won't let this
abominable law take the bread out
of vour mouth,” Mr. Biddle quoted
the attorney as saying.
He said Mr. Holmes replied: ‘‘My
dear sir, nothing you have said in
your argument so far leads me to
Joseph A. Rafferty, president of
the Barristers, presided at the din
Honor guests were Mr. Biddle and
the following justices and judges:
Douglas. William O. Adkins. Jesse C.
Biddle. Francis L?tts. F. Dickinson
Miller. Justin Proctor. James M.
Vinson. Fred M. Laws. Bolitha J.
Rutledge. Wiley Goldsboroueh. T. A.
Green. William R Morris. James W.
Littleton. Beni. H. Aukam. George P.
Whitaker. Sam E. Mattingly. Robert E.
Bland. Oscar E. Carton. Nathan
Lenroot. Irvine L McMahon. John P.
J-ckson. Joseph R. Casey. Walter J.
Wheat Alfred A. Curran Edward M.
Bailey, j*nnings Newman. Hobart
Stafford. Wendell P.
Anderson. Thomas M Await. F. Lloyd
Arth. Charles W. Ayres, William
Baird. Bruce Bowman. Smith, jr.
Barker. Willard G. Bray. William J.
Barnes. Rep Brookhart Smith, jr.
Barron. William W. Brown. Pierson P.
Beck. William Bruce. Howard
Beedy. Carroll L. Buchholr. Fred
Biftle. L. L. Buck. Ret)
Birney. Dion S. Bull. Cornelius H
Boothe. Armistead L. Burkart. Joseph A.
Bornet. David Byron, Rep.
Boteler. Charles M.
Cahill. Robert F. Cohen. Lester
Cahill Victor Colladay. Stephen F.
Camalier R F. Collins. Richard L.
Carter Henry Colquitt. Joseph C.
Carusi. Ueo Colton. Barnum L.
Cassidy G. A jr. Cox. A. Leckie
Chadwick. G A.. Jr. Craighill. G. B.
Chappell. Walter F. Creighton. T. H.. jr.
Cneston. Whitford W.Cropley. Charles E.
Daly. Harry J. De Lacy. W. C.
Danaher, Senator. Delahanty. Comdr.
Davison Maurice Donohoe, James A.
Dawson. Joseph Donohoe. S. Dolan
Dean. Gordon Drain. Dale D.
Evan*. Peyton R.
Ferguson. Garland Flather. G. Elmer
Fihelly. John W. Freer. Robert E.
Finnegan, Les Fryer. William T.
Flannery, John S.
Garnett. Leslie C. ' Godwin. Earl
Gatley, H. Prescott Grady. Henry F.
Glenn. Frank W. Grogan. William B.
Halleck. Rep. Hart. Willard L.
Hamilton. John L. Havell. Dr R. B.
Hammack. Julian C. Heron Alexander P.
Harman. F. P . jr. Hixson. William A.
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AT BARRISTERS’ BANQUET—Associate Justice William O. Douglas of the Supreme Court (left)
and Solicitor General Francis Biddle (right) were among the guests of honor last night at the
Barristers’ 16th annual dinner at the Mayflower Hotel. Joseph A. Rafferty, president of the or
ganization, is with them. —Star Staff Photo.
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