Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866 - 1944) served as a judge for the U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois from 1905 to 1922. Landis was appointed to be the first commissioner of Major League Baseball in 1921 and he served as commissioner until 1944. Landis, among others, refused to give a deposition attesting to Clarence Darrow's good qualities when the Darrow defense was collecting depositions from prominent people in Chicago. Photo from Illustrated World (1922).