Bryan, William Jennings b. March 19, 1860 d. July 26, 1925 US Congressman. His career us associated with the "common man", including currency reform and traditional American religion. An 1883 graduate of Chicago's Union College of Law, he would represent Nebraska in the House of Representatives from 1891 to 1895. He ran for President in 1896 on a platform calling for free coinage of silver. This position would be best elucidated at that year's Democratic National Convention, where Bryan would deliver a well-received speech including the admonition: "...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 4, Site 3118-3121
Darrow, Clarence b. April 18, 1857 d. March 13, 1938 Attorney and Social Activist. Clarence Darrow was the son of former Unitarian minister Amirus Darrow, a freethinking iconoclast who sheltered escaping slaves in the Darrows' Kinsman, Ohio home. Atrracted to debate by his father's continual need to defend his political and religious positions, Darrow trained for one year as an undergraduate at Allegheny College and for another year at the University of Michigan Law School before passing the Ohio bar in 1878 and beginning his practice in...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Jackson Park, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Body cremated, ashes scattered.
Hicks, Sue Kerr b. December 12, 1895 d. June 17, 1980 Lawyer, Folk Figure. He was well-known for his role as an assistant attorney to William Jennings Bryan during the famed "Scopes" trial of 1925. Mr. Hicks was also part of the orignial group of Dayton Tennessee businessmen who decided to put their small town on the map by arresting and charging John Scopes with breaking the newly passed law on evolution. Also, unknown to most people, the song by Johnny Cash, "A Boy Named Sue," was inspired by Hicks name, who was named after his mother. (Bio by: Dean Wilson) Haven Hill Memorial Gardens, Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA Plot: 10-B Christus Garden
Neal, John Randolph b. September 17, 1876 d. November 23, 1959 Lawyer. He was the chief defense for John Thomas Scopes in the 1925 Scopes Trial, and was later joined by Clarence Darrow. Prior to this he had successfully won a seat in the General Assembly and two years later he won election to the Tennessee Senate. He was also a former University of Tennessee Law Professor. hrough his years he embarked on a varity of other enterprises. The most spectacular was the establishment of a private law school in Knoxville Tennessee for part time students. It lasted...[Read More] (Bio by: Dean Wilson) Ault Cemetery, Postoak, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Scopes Sr., John Thomas b. August 3, 1900 d. October 21, 1970 He was a sports coach and substitute schoolteacher at Rhea County High School, Tennessee, who was charged with having broke Tennessee state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in a high school biology class. This culminated in the famous 'Monkey Trial' of 1925, in which William Jennings Bryan was one of the assistant prosecutors. The prosecution team was led by Thomas A. Stewart. There were many lawyers defending Scopes including Clarence Darrow, John Neal, Arthur Garfield Hays...[Read More] Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Addition Old, Section 7, Lot 104 GPS coordinates: 37.0858612, -88.6241837 (hddd.dddd)
Stewart, Arthur Thomas b. January 11, 1892 d. October 10, 1972 US Senator. Served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1939 to 1949. Also served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Tennessee in 1940. He was the Attorney General for the State of Tennessee during the July 1925 trial of John Thomas Scopes. (Bio by: K) Memorial Park Cemetery, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA