Joseph H. Choate, Jr.

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Joseph H. Choate, Jr. (February 2, 1876 – January 19, 1968) chaired the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, a group established in 1927 that promoted the repeal of prohibition. Upon repeal in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt named Choate the first head of the Federal Alcohol Control Administration (FACA).

Biography[edit]

He married Cora Oliver, daughter of General Robert Shaw Oliver in 1903. They had four children. He died in 1968.[1]

Quotes[edit]

One of Choate's very famous quotes was "You cannot live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joseph H. Choate, Lawyer, 91, Dead. Led Federal Unit to Guide Liquor Industry at Repeal". New York Times. January 20, 1968. Retrieved 2010-11-04. Joseph H. Choate Jr., a distinguished lawyer who was chairman of the Federal Alcohol Control Administration from 1933 to 1935, died today in his home on ...