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Ernest Angell: Who was Roger Angell’s father?

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Roger Angell was the son of Ernest Angell. He was an American lawyer and author who served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union for 19 years, from 1950 to 1969.

Ernest graduated from Harvard College, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, in 1911 and from Harvard Law School in 1913. He received an LLD degree from Bard College in 1954.


Roger Angell
Roger Angell
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During World War I, Angell served as an infantry Captain in the American Expeditionary Force, a part of the US Army, in Europe.

From 1950 to 1969. Angell succeeded Dr John Haynes Holmes to serve as president of the American Civil Liberties Union. After his retirement in 1969, he was succeeded by Edward Ennis, who had been the general counsel of the ACLU since 1955

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