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Darrow, Clarence Seward

Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1938 AD
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1857 – Clarence Seward Darrow was born on the 18th of April in Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio.


1878 – He was admitted to bar.


Defended Eugene V. Debs and other strikers in injunction case stemming from Pullman strike.


1902-1903 – Represented striking miners during arbitration of Scranton, Pennsylvania, anthracite strikes.


1907 – Successfully defended William D. Haywood and other labor activists on charges of complicity in murder of Frank Steunenberg.


1924 – Defended Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in trial for murder of Bobbie Franks.


1925 – He defended John T. Scopes on charges of breaking state law forbidding teaching of evolution in Tennessee public schools.


Wrote "An Eye for an Eye" 1905, "Crime, Its Cause and Treatment" 1925, memoir "The Story of My Life" 1932


1938 – He died on 13th of March in Chicago.


During career, acted as defense counsel in more than fifty capital court cases, never losing a client to execution.


Known primarily as defense lawyer in controversial court cases, particularly in cases associated with organized labor.




2.9 (57.42%) 31 votes