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Joined Staff Of Attorney-General Biddle. The distinction of being the first Negro to become a member of the Trial Bureau of the Department of Justice goes to Martin A. Martin of Danville, Virginia who was sworn in on May 31, 1943. Photo shows Mrs. Nellie G. Plumley, Appointment Clerk, administering the oath. In the background is Attorney Oliver Hill of Richmond, Virginia, a friend of Mr. Martin and Frank Coleman, Special Assistant to Attorney-General Biddle. Mr. Martin also has the rank of Special Assistant

Washington, D.C. The distinction of being the first Negro to become a member of the Trial Bureau of the Department of Justice goes to Martin A. Martin of Danville, Virginia, who was sworn in on May 31, 1943. Mrs. Nellie G. Plumley, appointment clerk, is administering the oath. In the background is Attorney Oliver Hill of Richmond, Virginia and Frank Coleman, Special Assistant to Attorney-General Biddle. Mr. Martin also has the rank of Special Assistant

Washington, D.C. The distinction of being the first Negro to become a member of the Trial Bureau of the Department of Justice goes to Martin A. Martin of Danville, Virginia, who was sworn in on May 31, 1943. Mrs. Nellie G. Plumley, appointment clerk, is administering the oath. In the background is Attorney Oliver Hill of Richmond, Virginia and Frank Coleman, Special Assistant to Attorney-General Biddle. Mr. Martin also has the rank of Special Assistant