Arnold, Thurman

Arnold, Thurman (Wesley)

(1891–1969) lawyer, government official; born in Laramie, Wyo. Dean of the University of Virginia Law School (1927–30) and iconoclastic law professor at Yale (1930–37), he wrote The Folklore of Capitalism (1937). An assistant attorney general in Washington (1938–43), he spearheaded anti-trust indictments. He served as an appellate judge (1943–45) before returning to private practice.
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