Journalist Jack Lessenberry helps ‘Eternal General’ Frank Kelley pen memoir

Oct 20, 2015

Michigan’s longest-serving Attorney General, Frank Kelley, has published a new memoir called “The People’s Lawyer.” Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with co-author Jack Lessenberry about Kelley’s remarkable career and life.


Most long-time residents of Michigan know the basics of Frank Kelley’s story. He was both the youngest and the oldest Attorney General in state history, and the longest-serving in U.S. history, holding office from 1962 to 1999. Thirty-seven years as A.G. earned him the moniker “Eternal General.”

Kelley won ten statewide elections, losing only once, when he tried to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Robert Griffin in 1972.

Frank Kelley remains active as co-founder of the Kelley-Cawthorne government affairs and law firm in Lansing. Now, readers can learn more about Frank Kelley’s life in his new memoir.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with co-author Jack Lessenberry about “The People’s Lawyer.”