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“Clarence Darrow” Author Signed 1st Edition Book Titled: “A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays by Clarence S. Darrow”

CLARENCE DARROW (1857-19380. American lawyer who became famous in the early 20th century for his involvement in the Leopold and Loeb murder trial and the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. He was a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform.

Called a "sophisticated country lawyer",[1] Darrow's wit and eloquence made him one of the most prominent attorneys and civil libertarians in the nation.[2] He defended high-profile clients in many famous trials of the early 20th century, including teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924); teacher John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed statesman and orator William Jennings Bryan; and Ossian Sweet in a racially charged self-defense case (1926).


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