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America's lawyer-presidents : from law office to Oval Office

Author: Norman Gross; Sandra Day O'Connor; ABA Museum of Law.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : ABA Museum of Law ; Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the legal backgrounds of America's lawyer-presidents and how their experiences as lawyers impacted and shaped their presidencies. This title provides insights into our national leaders and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Gross; Sandra Day O'Connor; ABA Museum of Law.
ISBN: 9780810126183 0810126184
OCLC Number: 318428570
Description: xix, 371 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: Law in colonial America / Lawrence M. Friedman --
John Adams : patriot lawyer / L. Kinvin Wroth --
Thomas Jefferson : legal wordsmith / David T. Konig --
James Monroe : occasional lawyer / Daniel Preston --
John Quincy Adams : eloquent advocate / Howard Jones --
Law in Antebellum America/ Lawrence M. Friedman --
Andrew Jackson : frontier justice / David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler --
Martin Van Buren : boy lawyer / James A. Henretta --
John Tyler : Virginia counsel / E. Lee Shepard --
James K. Polk : sometime lawyer / Robert W. Johannsen --
Millard Fillmore : lawyer mentor / Elbert B. Smith --
Franklin Pierce : courtroom orator / Christopher M. Johnson --
James Buchanan : strict constructionist / Jean H. Baker --
Abraham Lincoln : prairie lawyer / Paul Finkelman --
Selected cases of A. Lincoln, Esq., attorney and counsellor-at-Law / John A. Lupton --
Lincoln's notes for a law lecture --
Law in the gilded age / Lawrence M. Friedman --
Rutherford B. Hayes : volunteer counsel / Ari Hoogenboom --
James A. Garfield : Supreme Court counsel / Allan Peskin --
Chester A. Arthur : war claims lawyer / Thomas C. Reeves --
Grover Cleveland : an honest lawyer / Eugene C. Gerhart --
Benjamin Harrison : high-priced counsel / Allen Sharp --
William McKinley : a good lawyer / Lewis L. Gould --
Law in the new century / Lawrence M. Friedman --
William Howard Taft : Mr. Chief Justice / Melvyn Dubofsky --
Woodrow Wilson : reluctant lawyer / Melvin I. Urofsky --
Calvin Coolidge : country lawyer / Russell Fowler --
Franklin Delano Roosevelt : contrarian counselor / Jerome J. Shestack --
Law in modern America / Lawrence M. Friedman --
Richard M. Nixon : bicoastal practitioner / Irwin F. Gellman --
Gerald R. Ford : all-American counsel / David Horrocks --
William Jefferson Clinton : political lawyer / David H. Bennett --
Barack Obama : community organizer / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. --
Almost lawyer-presidents / Lewis L. Guold --
Lawyer-Presidents and their Supreme Court appointments / Barbara A. Perry --
Lawyer-Presidents and their attorneys (general) / Cornell W. Clayton --
Attorney general appointments --
Solicitor general appointments.
Responsibility: edited by Norman Gross ; with a foreword by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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"Twenty-five of the United States' forty-three Presidents have been lawyers, and yet their careers as attorneys have tended to receive scant attention when compared to their political lives, even Read more...

 
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