Edgar Wilson

Edgar Wilson was a former law partner of Judge Fremont Wood for 11 years and a leading Boise citizen. Darrow succeeded in getting Wilson to assist the defense, much to the surprise of many Boise residents. Clarence Darrow wrote in his autobiography:

"we had already become rather well acquainted with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wilson. Mr. Wilson was the first Congressman from Idaho, one of the earliest settlers of the State, and one of the most respected. Then, and afterward, the Wilsons were our loyal friends, and did a great deal to make life more tolerable in Idaho; and later on, in Los Angeles, they proved as staunch and devoted as any friends that ever came into our lives."