04/07/1897 - 10/12/1968

MUSMANNO, Michael Angelo, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, April 7, 1897 in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, Pa.; B.A., M.A., George Washington University; LL.B., Georgetown University, 1918; LL.M. and LL.M., patent laws, National University; J.D., American University; J.D., University of Rome, 1924; first lieutenant, United States Army (World War I); rear admiral, "U.S.S. Tanalaine," United States Navy (1943-1948, World War II; Purple Heart recipient); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1926); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1928 and 1930; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1932); elected, judge, Allegheny County (1931-1934); elected, judge, Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court (1934-1939); presidential appointee, judge, War Crimes Tribunal, Nuremburg (1947-1948); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1950); elected, judge, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1951-1968); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senate (1964); died, October 12, 1968 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.



Musmanno, Michael A.  After Twelve Years. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939.
Musmanno, Michael A.  Listen to the River. Munich, Germany: Droemersche Verlagsanstalt, 1948.
Musmanno, Michael A.  Ten Days to Die: The authoritative and dramatic story of Hitler’s mad finale told for the first time in this sensational account drawn from direct eye-witnesses. New York: Doubleday, 1950.
Musmanno, Michael A.  Across the Street from the Courthouse. Pittsburgh: Dorrance, 1954.
Musmanno, Michael A.  Verdict!: The Adventures of the Young Lawyer in the Brown Suit. New York: Doubleday, 1958.
Musmanno, Michael A.  The Death Sentence in the Case of Adolf Eichmann: A Letter to His Excellency Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of the State of Israel, Jerusalem. Pittsburgh: self-published, 1962.
Musmanno, Michael A.  The Eichmann Kommandos: The Incredible True Life Horror Story of the 23 Kommando Leaders Whose Mobile Death Squads Murdered More Than 1,000,000 Human Beings. New York: MacFadden Book Company, 1962.
Musmanno, Michael A.  The Story of the Italians in America. New York: Doubleday, 1965.
Musmanno, Michael A.  Black Fury. New York: Fountainhead Publishers, 1966.
Musmanno, Michael A.  Columbus Was First. New York: Fountainhead Publishers, 1966.
Musmanno, Michael A.  That’s My Opinion. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Company, 1967.
Musmanno, Michael A.  The Glory and the Dream: Abraham Lincoln, before and after Gettysburg. Cumbria, UK: Long House, 1967.

Archival Collections

The Honorable Michael A. Musmanno Papers.  Duquesne University Archives and Special Collections, Pittsburgh

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