Senator Royal S. Copeland
Jan, 1924
Royal Samuel Copeland (1868 - 1938) was a house surgeon in the University of Michigan Hospital from 1889 - 1890, a medical practitioner in Bay City, Michigan from 1890 - 1895, and a professor in the medical school of the University of Michigan from 1895 - 1908. He was also a politician and served as mayor of Ann Arbor from 1901 - 1903 and he represented New York in the United States Senate from 1923 until 1938.

In March 1931 Clarence Darrow participated as defense counsel in a mock trial of Benedict Arnold. The prosecutor was played by James M. Beck (1861 - 1936) a highly regarded lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beck served as U.S. Solicitor General and U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. A group of eminent men and women were enlisted as a "radio jury" and listened to the trial over the radio and rendered a guilty verdict by telegraph. Senator Royal Copeland was a member of the radio jury. The trial was produced by the National Dairy Products Corporation and was broadcast over numerous radio stations on March 22nd and 29th.

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