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Weymouth Kirkland

Law 1901

Weymouth KirklandTrial attorney and champion of freedom of the press. Several of Kirkland’s cases are landmarks in the field of newspaper law. Upon being admitted to the Bar in 1901, Kirkland formed the nucleus of one of the nation’s largest and best-known law firms, Kirkland & Ellis. In 1914, he became general counsel to the Tribune Company and supervised the founding of the New York Daily News.

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