Clarence Darrow

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General Information

Name: Clarence Darrow

Pen Name: None

Born: April 18, 1857 in Trumble County, Ohio

Died: March 13, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

After becoming a lawyer, Clarence Darrow moved to Chicago to become a corprations lawyer for the railroad company.

Biographical and Professional Information

Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 and defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial in 1925, in which he opposed the statesman William Jennings Bryan. He is best known as a crusading "attorney for the damned." In addition, he served as general attorney for the Chicago and North-Western Railway Company in 1887, and was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives from 1903 to 1904.

Published Works

  • Farmington, McClurg and Company, 1903
  • An Eye for an Eye, 1905
  • Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, 1922
  • Resist Not Evil, 1925
  • The Story of My Life, 1932 - Reprinted by DeCapo Press in 1996
  • Attorney for the Damned, 1957
  • The Persian Pearl

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Farmington (1904)

ISBN: 0548632820
Release Date: 2007-10-17

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An Eye for an Eye

ISBN: 1886363072
Release Date: 1996-04-30

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The Story Of My Life

ISBN: 0306807386
Release Date: 1996-08-22

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Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

ISBN: 0226136493
Release Date: 1989-02-15

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Persian Pearl and Other Essays, A

ISBN: 1410211045
Release Date: 2004-01-22

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Literary Awards


External Links

Clarence Darrow on WorldCat

Clarence Darrow on Amazon

Clarence Darrow on Wikipedia


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