Clarence Darrow

1857 - 1938

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Seward Darrow (; April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer who became famous in the early 20th century for his involvement in the Leopold and Loeb murder trial and the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. He was a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform. Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", Darrow's wit and eloquence made him one of the most prominent attorneys and civil libertarians in the nation. He defended high-profile clients in many famous trials of the early 20th century, including teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924); teacher John T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clarence Darrow has received more than 1,310,506 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 36th most popular lawyer.

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Among lawyers, Clarence Darrow ranks 37 out of 49Before him are William Blackstone, Adrian Năstase, Asad ibn al-Furat, Roy Cohn, Alan Dershowitz, and William Rehnquist. After him are Navi Pillay, Louis Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., George Hadley, Lawrence Lessig, and Michael Cohen.

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Among people born in 1857, Clarence Darrow ranks 82Before him are Friedrich von Ingenohl, Eva Bonnier, Henry Dudeney, George Gissing, Gabriela Zapolska, and Gustave Lanson. After him are Theodor Curtius, Ernst Trygger, Ayub Khan, John Jacob Abel, Alice Pike Barney, and Charles B. Cory. Among people deceased in 1938, Clarence Darrow ranks 127Before him are Manuel García-Prieto, 1st Marquess of Alhucemas, Władysław Grabski, Maurice Emmanuel, Egon Friedell, Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen, and Lev Schnirelmann. After him are André Blondel, Nikolai Gikalo, Axel Ljung, Yevgeny Polivanov, Al Ernest Garcia, and Steve Bloomer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clarence Darrow ranks 4,837 out of 12,171Before him are Mel Sheppard (1883), Fay Bainter (1893), Zooey Deschanel (1980), Jack Oakie (1903), Joey Jordison (1975), and Henry E. Holt (1929). After him are Barry Bonds (1964), Kenneth Mars (1935), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Rick Perry (1950), Seka (1954), and Chuck Close (1940).

Among LAWYERS In United States

Among lawyers born in United States, Clarence Darrow ranks 6Before him are J. Edgar Hoover (1895), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Warren Christopher (1925), Alan Dershowitz (1938), and William Rehnquist (1924). After him are Louis Brandeis (1856), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841), Lawrence Lessig (1961), Michael Cohen (1966), Scooter Libby (1950), and Ken Starr (1946).