(1825-1908) Served as a member of the US House of Representatives and the Confederate Congress from Tennessee

John D. C. Atkins

(1825-1908) Served as a member of the US House of Representatives and the Confederate Congress from…

Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was an American politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and member of the cabinet posts in the Confederate States of America.

Judah Philip Benjamin

Judah Philip Benjamin (August 6, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was an American politician and lawyer. He was…

(1821-1894} United States Senator from Georgia.

Joseph E. Brown

(1821-1894} United States Senator from Georgia.

(1818-1893) American general, lawyer, and politician.

Benjamin F. Butler

(1818-1893) American general, lawyer, and politician.

An American soldier, politician, and lawyer.

Benjamin Franklin Butler

An American soldier, politician, and lawyer.

American lawyer, legislator, and congressman.

Joseph Gurney Cannon

American lawyer, legislator, and congressman.

The Man of Law from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Man of Law

The Man of Law from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

(1832-1917) Lawyer and diplomat who achieved major success as ambassador to Great Britain.

Joseph H. Choate

(1832-1917) Lawyer and diplomat who achieved major success as ambassador to Great Britain.

Joseph Hodges Choate (January 24, 1832 - 1917), was an American lawyer and diplomat to the United Kingdom.

Joseph Hodges Choate

Joseph Hodges Choate (January 24, 1832 - 1917), was an American lawyer and diplomat to the United Kingdom.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, and lawyer.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, and lawyer.

An illustration of a court scene.

Court

An illustration of a court scene.

(1800-1879) Lawyer and public official. Appointed commissioner to China and served in the Mexican War. He wrote many articles and books.

Caleb Cushing

(1800-1879) Lawyer and public official. Appointed commissioner to China and served in the Mexican War.…

Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. He delivered his first judicial speeches at the age of 20, in which he argued effectively to gain from his guardians what was left of his inheritance. For a time, Demosthenes made his living as a professional speech-writer (logographer) and a lawyer, writing speeches for use in private legal suits.

Sculpture of Demosthenes

Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a…

Postmaster-general under President Cleveland.

Don Dickinson

Postmaster-general under President Cleveland.

William Henry Draper (March 11, 1801 – November 3, 1877) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada and Canada West.

William Henry Drayton

William Henry Draper (March 11, 1801 – November 3, 1877) was a lawyer, judge and political figure…

Durham was a lawyer and comptroller of the treasury.

Milton J. Durham

Durham was a lawyer and comptroller of the treasury.

(1816-1894) Soldier and Lawyer who fought against the Seminoles and in the Mexican War

Jubal A. Early

(1816-1894) Soldier and Lawyer who fought against the Seminoles and in the Mexican War

Civil service reformer and lawyer.

Dorman B. Eaton

Civil service reformer and lawyer.

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a lawyer and soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War.

Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a lawyer and soldier, best known as…

(1818-1901) Lawyer and cabinet officer

William M. Evarts

(1818-1901) Lawyer and cabinet officer

"Both as a lawyer and a statesman Mr. Evarts ranks high." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

William M. Evarts

"Both as a lawyer and a statesman Mr. Evarts ranks high." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

(1818-1901) US Secretary of State, US Attorney General and Senator from New York.

William Maxwell Evarts

(1818-1901) US Secretary of State, US Attorney General and Senator from New York.

(1791-1839) an American political leader, lawyer, and captain in the War of 1812.

Robert Young Hayne

(1791-1839) an American political leader, lawyer, and captain in the War of 1812.

Lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

George A. Jenks

Lawyer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

(1825-1893) Lawyer and Statesman

Lucius Q. C. Lamar

(1825-1893) Lawyer and Statesman

An illustration of a lawyer.

Lawyer

An illustration of a lawyer.

An illustration of a lawyer.

Lawyer

An illustration of a lawyer.

An illustration of a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln

An illustration of a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

An illustration depicting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

An illustration depicting the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

(1746-1813) Lawyer and diplomat who seized the opportunity to make the Louisiana Purchase.

Robert R. Livingston

(1746-1813) Lawyer and diplomat who seized the opportunity to make the Louisiana Purchase.

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535) was an English lawyer, author, and statesman who in his lifetime gained a reputation as a leading humanist scholar, and occupied many public offices, including Lord Chancellor (1529–1532), in which he had a number of people burned at the stake for heresy. More coined the word "utopia", a name he gave to an ideal, imaginary island nation whose political system he described in the eponymous book published in 1516. He was beheaded in 1535 when he refused to sign the Act of Supremacy that declared Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church in England.

Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535) was an English lawyer, author, and statesman who…

Lawyer and politician.

Henry L. Muldrow

Lawyer and politician.

Charles Willis Needham (1848-1935) was the seventh president of George Washington University.

Charles Willis Needham

Charles Willis Needham (1848-1935) was the seventh president of George Washington University.

Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 – March 20, 1844) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician who served as United States Secretary of War from 1828 to 1829.

Peter Buel Porter

Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 – March 20, 1844) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician…

Lawyer and senator from Alabama.

James L. Pugh

Lawyer and senator from Alabama.

(1844-1890) Lawyer and senator from Virginia who served in the Confederate army.

Harrison H. Riddleberger

(1844-1890) Lawyer and senator from Virginia who served in the Confederate army.

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) is one of the best-known figures of the French Revolution. He studied at College of Louis-le-Grand in Paris and became a lawyer. His supporters called him "The Incorruptible." He was an influential member of the Committee of Public Safety and was instrumental in the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror that ended with his arrest and execution in 1794.

Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) is one of…

Lovell Harrison Rousseau (August 4, 1818 – January 7, 1869) was a general in the United States and Union Armies during the American Civil War and a successful lawyer and politician in both Kentucky and Indiana.

Lovell Harrison Rousseau

Lovell Harrison Rousseau (August 4, 1818 – January 7, 1869) was a general in the United States…

A lawyer, representative, and chief justice of the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice Sewall

A lawyer, representative, and chief justice of the Supreme Court.

(1793- ) American lawyer and Congressman

John Slidell

(1793- ) American lawyer and Congressman

Lawyer and American politician.

William M. Springer

Lawyer and American politician.

Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 – December 24, 1869) was an American lawyer, politician, United States Attorney General in 1860-61 and Secretary of War through most of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.

Edwin McMasters Stanton

Edwin McMasters Stanton (December 19, 1814 – December 24, 1869) was an American lawyer, politician,…

Robert Augustus Toombs (July 2, 1810 – December 15, 1885) was an American political leader, Secretary of State of the Confederacy, and a Confederate general in the Civil War.

Robert Augustus Toombs

Robert Augustus Toombs (July 2, 1810 – December 15, 1885) was an American political leader, Secretary…

Benjamin Franklin Tracy (April 26, 1830 – August 6, 1915) was a United States political figure who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1889 through 1893, during the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison. Tracy was a lawyer active in Republican Party politics during the 1850s. During the Civil War, he commanded the 109th New York Infantry Regiment, and served as a Union brigadier general. He was awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864.

Benjamin Franklin Tracy

Benjamin Franklin Tracy (April 26, 1830 – August 6, 1915) was a United States political figure…

Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (October 27, 1800 – March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and United States Senator from Ohio. In the Senate, he was associated with the Radical Republicans of that time. Wade, along with other politicians, witnessed the defeat of the Union Army at the First Battle of Bull Run. There, he was almost captured by the Confederate Army. Wade, along with most other Radical Republicans, was highly critical of President Andrew Johnson (who became President after Lincoln's assassination).

Benjamin Franklin Wade

Benjamin Franklin "Bluff" Wade (October 27, 1800 – March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and United States…

(1827-1905) A lawyer, eleventh Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and served in the Civil War for the Union.

Lewis Wallace

(1827-1905) A lawyer, eleventh Governor of the New Mexico Territory, and served in the Civil War for…

William Henry Winder (1775 – 1824) was an American soldier and a Maryland lawyer. He was a controversial general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. He was commissioned as a colonel in the U.S. Army at the start of the War of 1812. Promoted to brigadier general, he was one of two acting commanders of the American army at the Battle of Stoney Creek in July 1813, where he was captured, along with fellow commander John Chandler.

William Henry Winder

William Henry Winder (1775 – 1824) was an American soldier and a Maryland lawyer. He was a controversial…

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Robert Charles Winthrop

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and…

Stewart Lyndon Woodford (September 3, 1835 – February 14, 1913) was an American politician. He studied law and began practice in New York in 1857. In 1861–62, Stewart was made assistant United States district attorney for the southern district of New York. He served in the National army from 1862 to 1865 and received the brevet of brigadier general of volunteers. From 1865 to 1868 he served as Lieutenant Governor of New York.

Stewart Lyndon Woodford

Stewart Lyndon Woodford (September 3, 1835 – February 14, 1913) was an American politician. He…