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Leibowitz, Samuel S., 1893-1978

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    • Samuel Simon
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    • us: Lebeau, Samuel S., 1893-1978
    • us: Leibovici, Simon, 1893-1978
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    • Leibowitz, Samuel Simon, 1893-1978
  • Sources

    • found: Pasley, F.D. Not guilty!: the story of Samuel S. Leibowitz, 1933
    • found: Courtroom: the story of Samuel S. Leibowitz, 1951
    • found: The defender: the life and career of Samuel S. Leibowitz, 1893-1933, 1981
    • found: Jewish Virtual Library, via WWW, September 25, 2013(Leibowitz, Samuel Simon (Samuel S. Lebeau, 1893-1978); U.S. lawyer and jurist; Leibowitz was taken from Jassy, Romania, to New York at the age of four; in 1917 he began a brilliant career as a criminal lawyer; of the 140 capital cases that Leibowitz defended, he saved the lives of all but one client, and attained national renown in his 1933-1935 defense without fee of nine black youths charged with the rape of a white woman in Scottsboro, Alabama; although the nine "Scottsboro Boys" were originally convicted and sentenced to death, Leibowitz secured acquittals for four of them at a retrial in 1937; a flamboyant attorney who defended the gangster Al Capone four times, Leibowitz became an impassioned jurist who imposed extraordinarily severe sentences on criminals, and extirpated corrupt officials; Leibowitz served on the King's County Court of Brooklyn from 1949 to 1961, when he was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court; Leibowitz was president of the United Organization for Israel Pioneers and a member of the New York Federation of Jewish Philanthropies)
    • found: Guide to Samuel Simon Leibowitz Papers, 1939-1976, Collection Number: 3923, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, via WWW, Sepermber 26, 2013:(Samuel Simon Leibowitz earned his B.A. and his LL.B. from Cornell University; as a lawyer, he defended, and ultimately exonerated, the Scottsboro Boys; he later became a judge on the New York Supreme Court, where he remained until mandatory retirement at age 76)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 25, 2013(Samuel Leibowitz; Samuel Simon Leibowitz (August 14, 1893-January 11, 1978) was a Romanian-born American criminal defense attorney, famously noted for winning the vast majority of his cases, who later became a judge in New York City; born in Iași, Kingdom of Romania, in 1893 and arrived in New York City on March 14, 1900; he and his family traveled to New York on a ship called the Kensington, and he is listed on the ship's manifest as "Simon Leibovici" along with his parents, listed as Avram and Bina Leibovici, Jewish immigrants from Romania; a biography of Judge Leibowitz by Quentin Reynolds published in 1950 and a biography by Fred Pasley published in 1933 erroneously list the arrival date as March 17, 1897 and list the Judge's original last name as "Lebeau," but these are both incorrect)
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    • 1981-08-20: new
    • 2013-09-28: revised
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