Frank Case Mentioned for First Time in House

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Journal
August 11th, 1913

For the first time this session, mention of the case of Leo M. Frank, on trial for his life for the murder of fourteen-year-old Mary Phagan, was made today in the house of representatives.

Representative Slater of Bryan was speaking in favor of the senate resolution of Mr. Irwin of the Thirty-fourth, calling for the appointment of a commissioner of competent lawyers to revive and improve the method of civil and criminal procedure in the state and report to the next session of the legislature, and made reference to the long drawn out proceedings of the Frank trial.

Instantly Representative Edmondson of Brooks was on his feet.

“Mr. Speaker,” he said, “I object to the Frank case being dragged into the proceedings of the Georgia legislature.”

Mr. Slater replied that he used the case only as an example to make clear his position, and the incident was closed.

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Atlanta Journal, August 11th 1913, “Frank Case Mentioned for First Time in House,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)