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 Samuel S. Leibowitz

Samuel S. Leibowitz

Original Name Lebeau
Birth
Iasi, Iasi, Romania
Death 11 Jan 1978 (aged 84)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 22756 · View Source
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Notable Attorney. He was born in Romania and immigrated to the United States as a three year old child. His family settled on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Leibowitz graduated from Cornell Law School and quickly became on of the county's most prominent criminal defense attorneys. Leibowitz was counsel on dozens of notorious trials. He is best remembered as counsel for the Scottsboro Boys, nine Africian -American teens falsely accused of raping two white women and sentenced to death in 1931 Alabama. Leibowitz worked on the case for four years without pay or reimbursement for his expenses. He argued the case before the United States Supreme Court and won on the grounds that the State of Alabama systematically excluded blacks from jury service. He later served with distinction for over twenty years as a New York state trial judge.

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JUDGE SAMUEL S. LEIBOWITZ
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
BELOVED HUSBAND
FATHER~GRANDFATHER


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  • Added: 13 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel S. Leibowitz (14 Aug 1893–11 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22756, citing Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .