New York Governor Herbert Lehman & U.S. Attorney General Frank Murphy
Apr, 1939
In July 1934, Clarence Darrow publicly called for New York Governor Lehman to grant clemency to a twenty eight year old woman named Anna Antonio who was facing execution for having her husband murdered on Easter Sunday 1932. Most accounts state that Antonio was a battered wife. Her execution had been delayed numerous times and Darrow's involvement garnered more support for Antonio. But despite the numerous pleas on her behalf Antonio was executed by electric chair at Sing Sing prison on August 9, 1934.

In this photo, Governor Lehman and Attorney General Frank Murphy meet at National Parole Conference in Washington, D.C. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-hec-26499