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Clarence Darrow Signature

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D. C. Stephenson to Clarence Darrow, April 19, 1931

Image provided by the Indiana State Library. The reference to Evans is to Hiram Wesley Evans (1881 - 1966) Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan from 1922 until 1939. Stephenson claimed he was framed by Evans for the murder of Madge Oberholtzer.

Click on the image to view as a PDF. A transcription of the letter is on the right.


April 19, 1931

Hon. Clarence Darrow, Atty

1537 East 60th Street

Chicago, Illinois.

Dear Mr. Darrow:

Don't you think it is time to dig into this case and let the Evans gangsters in for a good licking.

Come on down -- let's start something.

Yours truly,

D. C. Stephenson