All but one never went to law school

13 FAMOUS AMERICAN LAWYERS
 ALL BUT ONE NEVER WENT TO LAW SCHOOL
 
 1. Patrick Henry (1736-1799), member of the Continental Congress,
 governor of Virginia
 
 2. John Jay (1745-1829), first chief justice of the Supreme Court
 
 3. John Marshall (1755-1835), chief justice of the Supreme Court
 
 4. William Wirt (1772-1834), attorney general
 
 5. Roger B. Taney (1777-1864), secretary of the treasury, chief
 justice of the Supreme Court
 
 6. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), secretary of state
 
 7. Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873), senator, chief justice of the Supreme
 Court
 
 8. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president
 
 9. Stephen Douglas (1813-1861), representative, senator from Illinois
 
 10. Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), defense attorney in Scopes trial of
 1925. [While Clarence Darrow attended a law school for one year, he
 did not distinguish himself and preferred to study law on his own. He
 received the greater part of his education in a law office in
 Youngstown, Ohio.]
 
 11. Robert Storey (b. 1893), president of the American Bar Association
 (1952-1953)
 
 12. J. Strom Thurmond (b. 1902), senator, governor of South Carolina
 
 13. James O. Eastland (b. 1904), senator from Mississippi
 
 Wallechinsky, David, “The Book of Lists,” 1977
 
 Clarence Darrow, did go to law school for one year before he quit. He
 became the most famous. Hmmmm….maybe it does pay to go to law
 school.

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