Governor Slaton’s Leo Frank Commutation Order: Full Text

The following is the full text of outgoing Governor John Slaton’s decision to commute Leo Frank’s sentence from death to life in prison. Slaton was widely regarded as corrupt for having made this decision under significant Jewish pressure in the last few days of his administration, and because he was a partner in the law firm that defended Frank. This Continue Reading →

Three Deaths by Strangling: Mary Phagan, Leo Frank, and Truth

by Scott Aaronson IT MAY WELL BE the greatest murder mystery of all time. Some assert that the Mary Phagan murder case is solved, but those who so assert are of two different and mutually exclusive camps. And those two camps still stand diametrically opposed to this day, four generations later. The case aroused the outrage and ire and vengeance Continue Reading →

Alan Dershowitz’s Introduction to Dinnerstein’s The Leo Frank Case

IntroductionBy Alan M. Dershowitz The trial, conviction, death sentence and its commutation and eventual lynching of Leo Frank during the second decade of the twentieth century, constitute a major episode not only in American legal history, but also in the development of American political institutions. The Knights of Mary Phagan, formed to avenge the murder of the young factory worker Continue Reading →

Anti-Semitism and the Leo M. Frank Murder Case

Editor’s Note: This is a transcription of “Anti-Semitism and the Leo M. Frank Murder Case” by DeWitt H. Roberts. This document is from the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. DeWitt H. Roberts, 83 Ivy Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE LEO M. FRANK MURDER CASE A memorandum for Alex Miller, and the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai Brith Continue Reading →

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Unbiased in the Flanders Case, Says Slaton

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, July 5, 1913 New Governor Declares He Will Take Action After Hearing All Sides. Governor Slaton has formed no opinion in the famous McNaughton-Mattie Flanders murder case, and says he will make no decision until he has heard all sides. The Continue Reading →

Enright Archives Added to Leo Frank Case Research Library

LEOFRANK.INFO is pleased to announce that the full book, text, and newspaper archives formerly housed at Jack Enright’s Leo Frank Library site have been added to this, the online Leo Frank Case Research Library. We are deeply grateful for Mr. Enright’s assembling and saving this valuable material. Some of the documents from his site were not previously available here, and Continue Reading →

Conley is Unwittingly Friend of Frank, Says Old Police Reporter

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 1st, 1913 By AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. Developments came thick and fast during the past week, and one is able to approach consideration of the Phagan case to-day with more assurance and ease of mind than heretofore. Distinctly have the clouds Continue Reading →

100 Reasons Leo Frank Is Guilty

Proving That Anti-Semitism Had Nothing to Do With His Conviction — and Proving That His Defenders Have Used Frauds and Hoaxes for 100 Years by Bradford L. Huie originally published at The American Mercury MARY PHAGAN was just thirteen years old. She was a sweatshop laborer for Atlanta, Georgia’s National Pencil Company. A little over 100 years ago — Saturday, Continue Reading →

The 1955 Slaton Memorandum

Very near the end of his life in 1955, former Georgia governor John Marshall Slaton (pictured) wrote this mistake-ridden memorandum justifying his decision to commute the sentence of Leo Frank from execution by hanging to life in prison, a decision which effectively ended his political career. It was found, unpublished, among his papers after his death. Slaton’s career ended because Continue Reading →

100 Years Ago Today: Leo Frank Takes the Stand

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. In a few days the Mercury will present Week Three of the trial of Leo Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan. Today, on the 100th anniversary of Leo Frank taking the stand in his own defense, we present a digest of opinion and contemporary sources on Continue Reading →

Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 3

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 29, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom IT WAS a century ago that Leo Frank, the president of Atlanta’s B’nai B’rith, met his death. His arrest and eventual conviction and execution for the grisly sex murder of little Mary Phagan set off a huge national campaign by the Jewish power structure, Continue Reading →

Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 2

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 22, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO, Leo Max Frank — a Jewish employer of child labor — was executed for the sex murder of his 13-year-old employee Mary Phagan. The controlled media have published literally hundreds of articles, dramas, and documentaries on the case in Continue Reading →

Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 1

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 15, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO, Jewish sweatshop operator Leo Max Frank was executed by hanging for the crime of murdering a 13-year-old girl employee of his, Mary Phagan (pictured). Some have called the hanging a lynching, but was it? It was not carried out Continue Reading →

The Troubling Testimony of Alonzo Mann in the Murder of Little Mary Phagan

by Lawson Wellborn WITH THE recent centennial of the death by lynching of Leo Max Frank, public attention has been fixed once again on the remarkable dual murders of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank. As is fairly well-known at this point, 13-year-old Mary Phagan was murdered in the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta on April 26, 1913. Leo Frank, her Continue Reading →

Jewish Group Erects Memorial for Corrupt Collaborator in Frank Case

John Marshall Slaton’s corruption was exposed by National Alliance; and even Slaton affirmed Frank’s guilty verdict and stated “anti-Semitism” was not the cause of his conviction. PLANS WERE announced this week to honor the Georgia governor known for—100 years ago—commuting the death sentence of a man widely believed to be wrongly convicted of murder. That man, Leo Frank, was later Continue Reading →

New Audio Book: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan

A NEW authorized audio book version of The Murder of Little Mary Phagan by Mary Phagan Kean has just been recorded for The American Mercury. The Leo Frank Case Research Library is proud to offer it to our readers on this, the 103rd anniversary of the tragic death of Mary Phagan. You can download the audio book, free of charge, Continue Reading →

30 Years Later: The No-Pardon Pardon of Leo Frank

Today, March 11, 2016, is the 30th anniversary of the granting of a limited pardon to Leo Frank. by John Pierson and Vanessa Neubauer IN 1983 — 70 years after the conviction of sex killer and Atlanta B’nai B’rith president Leo Max Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan — lawyers associated with the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Atlanta Jewish Continue Reading →

August 2015 Centennial Audiobook: The Celebrated Case of The State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank. Watson’s Magazine, Volume 21 Number 4, August 1915

August 2015, John de Nugent audiobook series segment 3 of Tom Watson’s five part, monthly updates of Leo Frank Case analysis from Watson’s Magazine, August 1915. Click to play here:  Download audio file ____________________________________________ National Vanguard audiobook series by Vanessa Neubauer on the centennial publishing (August 2015) of The Celebrated Case of The State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank originally Continue Reading →

Georgia Judge says Leo Frank Posthumous Pardon is Not Legal

 The letter written by retired judge Randall Evans Jr. was listed for sale at Ebay on Jul-29-2015. 7.25″ by 10.5″ typed letterhead, with ink corrections, March 18, 1986, one week after the pardon, signed Randall Evans, Judge (retired), Court of Appeals, State of Georgia. Purchased at Ebay on Aug-05-2015 Enlarge By Carolyn Yeager On May 15, 1983, retired Georgia Appeals Court Judge Randall Evans Continue Reading →