Arthur Brisbane c. 1906

Arthur Brisbane was an American newspaper editor, the first syndicated newspaper writer, and one of most influential editorial writers in the history of newspapers in the United States. In September 1905 he wrote a letter to Clarence Darrow thanking Darrow for offering to defend him against a libel suit. Although the case looked like it would be dropped he told Darrow "I cannot think of anybody whom I should better have to address a jury, than yourself." When he wrote the letter he was editor of Hearst's New York Evening Journal. He was a very important and influential executive in the Hearst news and media empire. Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-106247. Brisbane Letter to Darrow