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Clarence Darrow

Clarence DarrowAKA Clarence Seward Darrow

Born: 18-Apr-1857
Birthplace: Kinsman, OH
Died: 13-Mar-1938
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Jackson Park, Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Scopes Monkey Trial (monkey side)

Defended science teacher John T. Scopes, pro bono.

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it."

Father: Ammirus Darrow (former Unitarian minister, b. 17-Nov-1818, d. 22-Apr-1904)
Mother: Emily Eddy (b. 13-Nov-1824, d. 1872 cancer)
Brother: Edward Everett Darrow (b. 6-Oct-1846, d. 28-Sep-1927)
Sister: Channing (b. 1849, d. 1910)
Sister: Mary Elizabeth (b. 1852, d. 14-Nov-1909)
Brother: Herbert Eddy (b. 1854, d. 1857)
Brother: Hubert (b. 1860, d. 1905)
Brother: Herman C. (b. 1863, d. 1933)
Sister: Jesse Moore ("Jennie", b. 1866, d. 1955)
Wife: Jessie Ohl (m. 15-May-1880, div. 1897, one son)
Son: Paul Edward Darrow (b. 10-Dec-1883)
Wife: Ruby Hammerstrom (m. 1903, d. 6-Jul-1957)

    University: Allegheny College (one year)
    Law School: University of Michigan (one year)

    Illinois State House of Representatives 1903-05
    Chicago Sunset Club 1891
    NAACP Director (9-May-1927)
    Illinois State Bar Association
    Ohio State Bar Association 1879
    Jury Tampering Los Angeles, CA, indicted (29-Jan-1912), acquitted (May-1912), retried (20-Jan-1913), mistrial (8-Mar-1913)
    Represented Self in Court

Author of books:
Crime, its Cause and Treatment (1925, nonfiction)
The Prohibition Mania (1927, nonfiction)
The Story of My Life (1932, memoir)

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