Michael Angelo Musmanno – Rear Admiral, United States Navy Reserve

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Michael Angelo Musmanno was born in 1897 and led a colorful and useful life in the practice of law and in the defense of his nation. While he served as an officer in the Naval Reserve, he is best known as a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and as a judge at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials following World War II.

He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1968 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His stone at that location reads, in part:

“There is an eternal justice and an eternal order, there is a wise, merciful and omnipotent God. My friends, have no fear of the night or death. It is the forerunner of dawn, a glowing resplendent dawn, whose iridescent rays will write across the pink sky in unmistakable language – man does live again.'

The final words of Michael A. Musmanno in his debate with Clarence Darrow, 1932.”

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MUSMANNO, MICHAEL ANGELO
R/ADM U.S.N.

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/07/1897
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1968
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4735-E
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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