Francis Biddle
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Born in France)
Date of Birth: 1886
Date of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Occupation: Lawyer, Judge, Author of Non-Fiction, Author of Fiction
Spouse: Katherine Garrison Chopin
Children: Edmund (son); Garrison (son)
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Solicitor General
United States Attorney General
Fictional Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Oblique posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Murder by truck bomb
Political Office(s): United States Attorney General (until June[?] 1945)

Francis Beverley Biddle (May 19, 1886 – October 4, 1968) was an American lawyer and judge who was Attorney General of the United States during World War II and who served as the primary American judge during the postwar Nuremberg Trials.

After the war, Biddle wrote several works and served in several positions. He died of a heart attack at the age of 82.

Francis Biddle in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

Francis Biddle[1] (1886–1945) was among those killed by the German Freedom Front truckbomb detonated outside the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg in November 1945.[2]


  1. Unnamed, but the composition of the Court seems to have been unaffected by the POD.
  2. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 116, TPB.
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Jackson
United States Solicitor General
Succeeded by
Charles H. Fahy
Preceded by
Robert H. Jackson
United States Attorney General
Succeeded by
Tom C. Clark