After all these years, Kelley sees nobility in public service

Capital News Service
LANSING – “The People’s Lawyer” is a more-than-apt description of Frank Kelley’s career as Michigan’s—and the nation’s—longest-serving attorney general. And it’s the perfect title for Kelley’s recently released autobiography, written with Wayne State University journalism department chair Jack Lessenberry. The book offers highlights of Kelley’s unmatched 37 years as Michigan’s top attorney. “The People’s Lawyer” (Wayne State University Press, $34.99) has received a fair amount of publicity, all of it warranted. Kelley’s record will likely remain untouched, since term limits have restricted an attorney general from serving more than eight years, and so the wealth of knowledge he attained won’t be achieved again.