Joseph Hodges Choate
Apr, 1914
Joseph Hodges Choate (1832 - 1917) was a lawyer and diplomat. Choate was one of the most prominent lawyers in the country and was involved in many important cases during his career. He was chosen as the first president of the National Security League, a public service organization founded in 1914 to lobby for increased and improved preparation for America's defense from enemies at home and abroad. Most of Clarence Darrow's speeches supporting America's entry into World War I were made under the auspices of the National Security League. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-37214