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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1929-1930 Republican
1931-1932 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny


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.

Archival Collections

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


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.