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Chesterfield Smith, America's lawyer

Author: Mary E Adkins
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This biography follows the life of Chesterfield Smith, a defining Florida figure who led the Florida Bar, masterminded the drafting of a new state constitution, and spearheaded the American Bar Association's condemnation of Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate scandal"--

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adkins, Mary E.,
Chesterfield Smith, America's lawyer
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2020.
(DLC) 2020032188
Named Person: Chesterfield H Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Adkins
ISBN: 9780813066660 0813066662
OCLC Number: 1155320198
Description: xiv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: No man is above the law --
Arcadia --
War --
School and a changing profession --
Holland, Bevis, McRae & Smith --
A life gone public --
A big platform --
Growth and transition --
Conscience of the profession --
The multiplier effect --
Appendix 1: a celebration of the life of Chesterfield Smith --
Appendix 2: the Holland and Knight commitment.
Responsibility: Mary E. Adkins.


Chesterfield Smith spearheaded the American Bar Association's condemnation of Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Mary Adkins's biography follows the life of a person driven by the motto  Read more...


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Adkins's fast-paced, readable biography of one of Florida's and the nation's most influential lawyers and public citizens is a welcome addition. No American had a greater impact on the practice of Read more...

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