Clarence Darrow


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Clarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) 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 Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924) and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings ... more »

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  • ''I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure—that is all that agnosticism means.''
    Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), U.S. lawyer, writer. Speech, July 13, 1925, Dayton, Tennessee. Defending John T. Scopes, on trial for teaching Darwin...
  • ''When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.''
    Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), U.S. lawyer, writer. Quoted in Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defence, ch. 6 (1941).
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