HISTORICAL NOTES: The Jeffersonian

He was the nation's top constitutional lawyer, a millionaire, a witty and urbane man of letters. He served his country and his countrymen well, in Congress, as Solicitor General, and as the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. He was the lawyer for Big Steel and for labor unions as well. He argued more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any other man in history. Honors fell on him like the summer rain: honorary degrees by the dozen, the presidency of the American Bar Association—finally, the votes of 8,385,586 Americans...

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