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The First Inspectors General
Community Service Administration
Frankie M. Freeman
Frankie M. Freeman was a senior partner in the St. Louis law firm of Freeman, Whitfield, Montgomery & Walton.
She was born November 24, 1916, in Danville, Va. She attended Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va., and received her law degree from the Howard University School of Law in 1947. She taught business law for 2 years, and began her law practice in St. Louis in 1949.
Ms. Freeman has a strong investigative background. She has been a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights since 1964 and served as the general counsel of the St. Louis Housing Authority from 1969 to 1970. She also served as assistant attorney general of Missouri from 1955 to 1956. From 1956 to 1970, she was a fulltime staff attorney for the St. Louis Housing and Land Clearance Authorities, serving in the position of associate general counsel from 1956 to 1969. In 1970 she returned to her law practice.