Law: Clarence Darrow

To a greater extent than that of any other lawyer in the history of American jurisprudence, the professional life of Clarence S. Darrow* has consisted in defending men standing in the shadow of the gallows with the hostile eyes of the country upon them.

Born at Kinsman, Ohio, Apr. 18, 1857, Darrow, without much education, in his early twenties made his way to Chicago. There he studied law at night; became the partner of Governor Altgeld. His first important murder case was as defender, in the 90's, of the youth Prendergast, who...

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