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 Robert H. Jackson newsreel clips, 1938-1946 

Newsreel segments, 1938-1946, featuring U.S. Solicitor General, Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954): 1. Rep. Martin Dies (D.-TX) calls for exposure and prosecution of “fifth column” agents in the U.S.; 2. AG Jackson responds, lauding Army & Navy Intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Nov. 30, 1940); 3. AG Jackson at DOJ, with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, handing diplomas to National Police Academy graduates (Mar. 30, 1940); 4. AG Jackson standing to President Roosevelt’s right on the dock in Port Everglades, Florida (Mar. 27, 1941); 5. SG Jackson, Admiral William Leahy & General Malin Craig outside the White House helium conference (May 11, 1938); 6. Supreme Court appointee & former AG Frank Murphy speaking at DOJ (1940); 7. Justice Murphy & AG Jackson taking their oaths of office at the White House (Jan. 20, 1940); 8. Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone (1941); 9. Justice James F. Byrnes and Vice President Henry A. Wallace (1941); 10. AG Jackson at his desk (1941); 11. Justice Jackson swears in Secretary of State Edward Stettinius (Dec. 1, 1944); 12. Justice Jackson swears in Sergio Osmena as President of the Philippines following the death of President Manuel Quezon (1944); 13. Signing of the London Agreement creating the International Military Tribunal (Aug. 8, 1945); 14. Justice Jackson outside the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, occupied former Germany (1945); and 15. Justice Jackson arriving at Tulln airport, outside Vienna, Austria, during the Nuremberg trial (Apr. 13, 1946).

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Robert H. Jackson

This is a 1946 photo of Chief U.S. prosecutor Robert H. Jackson seen during summation statements at the International War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany. (AP Photo)

This is a 1946 photo of Chief U.S. prosecutor Robert H. Jackson seen during summation statements at the International War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany. (AP Photo)

A centennial celebration of Albany Law School 1912 graduate Robert H. Jackson has sparked local interest surrounding his time spent in the Capital Region.

Robert Houghwout Jackson (February 13, 1892  – October 9, 1954) was an American attorney and judge who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He had previously served as United States Solicitor General, and United States Attorney General, and is the only person to have held all three of those offices. Jackson was also notable for his work as the Chief United States Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals following World War II.

Jackson was admitted to the bar through a combination of reading law with an established attorney, and attending law school. He is the most recent justice without a law degree to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Jackson is well known for his advice that, “Any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect, in no uncertain terms, to make no statement to the police under any circumstances,” and for his aphorism describing the Supreme Court, “We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.” Jackson developed a reputation as one of the best writers on the Supreme Court, and one of the most committed to enforcing due process as protection from overreaching federal agencies. To find out more about Robert H. Jackson to to the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Jackson

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