Individual Author Record
Name: Clarence DarrowPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Born: April 18, 1857 in Trumble County, Ohio Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAfter becoming a lawyer, Clarence Darrow moved to Chicago to become a corprations lawyer for the railroad company.
Biographical and Professional InformationClarence 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.
*''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''