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Kennedy Names First Black U.S. Attorney

April 16, 2011 |  1:34 am

  April 16, 1961, Comics  


April 16, 1961: President Kennedy nominates Cecil F. Poole (d. 1997) as U.S. attorney for the Northern District California. He was the first African American U.S. attorney in the Continental U.S., the first black federal judge in Northern California and served on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Books on the local bestseller list include “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” “Hawaii,” “Fate Is the Hunter” and “Winnie Ille Pooh,” which is A.A. Milne’s children’s classic translated into Latin. Candidates for the Zombie Reading List: Gene Fowler's "Skyline" and Gavin Maxwell's "Ring of Bright Water."

The Times also publishes more on the Adolf Eichmann trial, a feature on the defense and another on courtroom decorum. 

  April 16, 1961, Best Sellers  

  April 16, 1961, Eichmann  


  April 16, 1961, Eichmann