University of Minnesota

Forte, Felix, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Forte, Felix.
Dates: 1927-1975
Abstract: Papers of Felix Forte include biographical sketches, a speech entitled "What Makes America Tick," and 1947 convention materials from the Order Sons of Italy in America, including a telegram from President Truman.
Quantity: 0.5 linear in.
Language: In English.
Collection ID: IHRC737

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The son of Italian immigrants, Felix Forte was born in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. He received a law degree from Boston University in 1916 and became a long-time member of its faculty. In 1930, he was appointed to the Somerville District Court and in 1939 was named to the superior court bench. He presided at the Brinks robbery trial in 1956. Forte served the Order Sons of Italy in America as Assistant Grand Venerable (1923-1925), Grand Venerable of Massachusetts (1933-1937), Assistant Supreme Venerable (1939-1940), and Supreme Venerable (1940-1947). He was the first American-born national leader of the Order.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Forte, Felix collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Forte, Felix collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Forte, Felix Papers, Italian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Italian Americans--Societies, etc.
Italian Americans--Massachusetts--Boston.

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