Hugo Munsterberg

A professor of psychology at Harvard University, Munsterberg was invited by McClure's Magazine to conduct a psychological study of Harry Orchard. In the course of a four hour meeting, Munsterberg became convinced that Orchard's confession was true. Contrary to a promise not to disclose his findings until after the trial, Munsterberg revealed his beliefs to a Boston Herald reporter and he gave an interview to another newspaper. The defense was infuriated not only because Munsterberg had promised to wait until the trial was over but they were afraid the sequestered jury would find out. McClure's Magazine claimed that it was Darrow himself who had suggested the hiring of a profession to study Orchard. Darrow and Richardson released a statement criticizing Munsterberg. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-02822