Cyrus McNutt

Cyrus McNutt was a retired Indiana judge. He was hired by the McNamara defense team because of his knowledge of Indiana law and he was pro-labor. McNutt was the only member of the McNamara defense team to serve on the defense for Darrow's bribery trial. McNutt died before the trial began which led to a short delay and he was replaced by Horace Appel. Darrow described the selection of McNutt to help defend the McNamaras: "Cyrus F. McNutt, a former member of the Supreme Court of Indiana, a man well learned in law, was also engaged. Judge McNutt was a man of unusual ability, and was thoroughly sympathetic toward the laboring class." Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life.