George Burman Foster

A very good friend of Clarence Darrow, Foster provided an affidavit in support of Darrow's character during his bribery trials. Foster was a professor of philosophy of religion at the University of Chicago and a famous theologian during his time. Foster had two classic public debates with Darrow in 1917 and 1918 during which Foster argued the positive side of "Is Life Worth Living?" and "Resolved: That the Human Will Is Free." Darrow considered Foster one of the most learned men he had ever met. Darrow gave a eulogy at Foster's funeral.