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Michael Angelo Musmanno
Rear Admiral, United States Navy Reserve
Michael Angelo Musmanno was born in 1897 and led a colorful and useful life in the practice of law and in the defense of his nation. While he served as an officer in the Naval Reserve, he is best known as a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and as a judge at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials following World War II.

He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 12, 1968 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His stone at that location reads, in part:

"There is an eternal justice and an eternal order, there is a wise, merciful and omnipotent God. My friends, have no fear of the night or death. It is the forerunner of dawn, a glowing resplendent dawn, whose iridescent rays will write across the pink sky in unmistakable language - man does live again.' 

The final words of Michael A. Musmanno in his debate with Clarence Darrow, 1932."


Michael A. Musmanno Gravesite

Michael Musmanno Gravesite

Michael Musmanno Gravesite
Photos courtesy of Ron Williams

 MA Musmanno Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, March 2006


MUSMANNO, MICHAEL ANGELO
R/ADM U.S.N.
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/07/1897
DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4735-E
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Updated: 13 January 2002 Updated: 14 June 2003 Updated: 13 December 2005 Updated: 7 April 2006