William Bross Lloyd

A millionaire from Winnetka, Illinois, and one of the organizers of the Communist Labor Party. William was the son of Henry Demarest Lloyd, a friend of Clarence Darrow. Clarence Darrow and co-counsel defended Lloyd and about nineteen other members of the Communist Labor party in 1920 who were charged with violating an Illinois law that prohibited advocating by violence or other unlawful means the overthrow of a representative form of government. Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0072195. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.