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Clarence S. Darrow

1857 - 1938

By Glenna F.   - Gotha Middle School, Windermere, Florida.

Clarence S. Darrow was born on April 18, 1857. Clarence was born in Kingsman, Ohio, near Youngstown.

Darrow studied law for a year at the University of Michigan, and began practicing law in Ohio in the early 1880's. He also attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1878 and was there for 9 years. In 1887 he moved to Chicago and worked as an attorney for the city of Chicago.

Darrow became active as a defense attorney for labor unions and served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1903-1905. He started to specialize in criminal cases. He was nearly 70 years old when he tried his two most spectacular cases. In 1924, he defended Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard A. Loeb. In 1925, he helped attract widespread attention to the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee. He was a social reformer.

Clarence Darrow was the most famous American lawyer of the early 1900's. His goal was to keep youth from receiving the death sentence, which he strongly opposed. He was a popular lecturer and debater, publish a number of books, including his autobiography and a novel. He was a trial attorney in about 50 murder cases; not 1 client suffered capital punishment. He died in Chicago on March 13, 1938.

Sources:
Encyclopedia Americana
World Book Encyclopedia
The New Book of Knowledge
New Standard Encyclopedia



 





 

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