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Clarence S. Darrow, American lawyer. admitted to bar, 1878. Active in political campaigns as Independent Democrat.


Darrow, Clarence S. was born on April 18, 1857 in Kinsman, Ohio, United States.


Student public schools, Ohio.


Formerly Corporate Counsel City of Chicago. Attorney North Western Railway. Has been identified with many prominent cases of recent years, notably in cases against monopolies, including litigation against gas trust in Chicago, litigation for City of Chicago against Street Railway Company.

Chief counsel for anthracite miners in the anthracite goal strike arbitration at Scranton and Philadelphia, 1902-1903, commission appointed by President Roosevelt. Counsel in Debs strike case and large number of labor injunction and labor conspiracy cases on side of labor. Platform speaker. Elected Illinois Legislature, 1902.

Counsel for McNamara brothers in Los Angeles Times dynamite case, 1911. Attorney for defendants in Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone case, for murder of Govenor Steunenburg, of Idaho. Attorney for Loeb and Leopold, Chicago, 1924, and for Scopes evolution case, Dayton.

Tennessee, 1925; attorney, Kidd conspiracy case in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. O. Sweet case in Honolulu.


  • Admitted to bar, 1878.



Active in political campaigns as Independent Democrat.


Twice married; 1 son (1st marriage), Paul.