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Weymouth Kirkland

Law 1901

Weymouth KirklandKnown as a champion of freedom of the press, trial attorney Weymouth Kirkland won cases that are considered landmarks in the field of newspaper law. In 1915 he became general counsel for the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers, and supervised the legal work pertaining to the founding of the New York Daily News as part of the law firm that would today be known as Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kirkland was considered to be the firm’s dominant figure during its first 50 years.

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