Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Seward 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 (1924) and defending John T. Scopes in the so-called "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed the statesman William Jennings Bryan. He remains notable for his wit, compassion, and agnosticism that marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 18 Apr 1857
  • Death Date: 13 Mar 1938
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Remarks from a debate on Capital Punishment with Judge Alfred J. Talley, New York City, October 27, 1924
Clarence Darrow's debate on capital punishment as presented to Judge Alfred J. Talley in New York City in October of 1924.