'A Citizen of Fine Spirit'

William Mitchell Magazine

William Mitchell Legal Studies Research

4 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2010

Date Written: Fall 2000


William T. Francis was (1869-1929), by most measures, the most successful of the early African American alumni of William Mitchell College of Law's predecessor law schools. Francis was a skilled lawyer, an adroit politician, a popular orator, a vigorous crusader for human and civil rights, and a respected U.S. diplomat.

Keywords: William T. Francis, African American attorneys, St. Paul College of Law

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Heidenreich, Douglas R., 'A Citizen of Fine Spirit' (Fall 2000). William Mitchell Magazine, William Mitchell Legal Studies Research, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1573842

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