Quotes by Clarence Darrow

About Clarence Darrow:

Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer, leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians.

Author Bio

  • NameClarence Darrow
  • DescriptionAmerican lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union
  • BornApril 18, 1857
  • DiedMarch 13, 1938
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionLawyer