Bainbridge Colby, Former Secretary of State c. 1920

Without informing the ACLU, George Rappleyea asked a New York attorney named Bainbridge Colby to defend Scopes. Colby agreed to serve with Clarence Darrow and Dudley Field Malone. The ACLU approved of Colby, but they then had to accept Darrow, who they did not want. Colby had formerly worked under William Jennings Bryan, was a founder of the United States Progressive Party and served as Woodrow Wilson's last Secretary of State. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-11813.