G. Ray Horton

During jury selection, Horton, a young assistant district attorney, rapidly questioned an elderly venireman and then claimed the man was hard of hearing and too weak to sit through a trial. Darrow got angry and told Horton "Old men are not the only garrulous ones" then Darrow accused the prosecution of trying to disqualify the venireman simply because he subscribed to the "Los Angeles Record" and the Socialist publication "Appeal to Reason." Judge Bordwell overruled Darrow's objection. Geoffrey Cowan, The People v. Clarence Darrow: The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer, 212 (1993). Photo from the "Press Reference Library (Southwest Edition) Notables of the Southwest" (1912).