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Leo Branton Jr. (February 17, 1922 – April 19, 2013) was an American trial lawyer. He attended Tennessee State University and earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 1948. He served in the Army during World War II. Branton represented Nat King Cole in a label dispute, and Jimi Hendrix's ...

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/us/leo-branton-jr-who-defended-angela-davis-dies-at-91.html

Apr 27, 2013 ... Leo Branton Jr., a California lawyer whose moving closing argument in a racially and politically charged murder trial in 1972 helped persuade an all-white jury to acquit a black communist, the activist and academic Angela Davis, died on April 19 in Los Angeles. He was 91. His death was confirmed by ...

www.blackpast.org/aaw/branton-leo-jr-1922-2013

Legal and civil rights activist Leo Branton, Jr. was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on February 17, 1922 to Leo Branton, Sr., and Pauline Wiley. His father ran a family- owned taxicab business and his mother was a school teacher. Branton received a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee in  ...

www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/leo-branton-jr-lawyer-who-defended-angela-davis-dies-at-91/2013/04/26/24151afe-aea2-11e2-8bf6-e70cb6ae066e_story.html

Apr 26, 2013 ... Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of 1960s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six- decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died April 19 in Los Angeles. He was 91. His death was confirmed by a son, Tony Nicholas.

www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/leo-branton-jr

Jul 27, 2001 ... The personification of both Black Hollywood and Perry Mason, Leo Branton, was born on February 17, 1922 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Branton is the eldest of Leo Branton, Sr. and Pauline Wiley's five children. The importance of education was stressed in the Branton household, as his mother was a graduate ...

articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/26/local/la-me-leo-branton-20130426

Apr 26, 2013 ... Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of ' 60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his son ...

www.bet.com/news/national/2013/04/26/angela-davis-lawyer-leo-branton-jr-dies-at-91.html

Apr 26, 2013 ... Leo Branton Jr., a lawyer who helped successfully defend radical Angela Davis in a sensational 1972 murder case, has died. He was 91.

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Jan 28, 2013 ... In 1972, Attorney Leo Branton gave the summation in the Angela Davis Trial. At age 90, he still litigates. These are some of his remarks captured at a party in LA in December 2012 reflecting on the trial. His brilliant summation is taught in law schools across the country. A copy of that summation is in Howard ...

portside.org/2013-04-27/leo-branton-litigated-freedom-angela-davis

Apr 26, 2013 ... Civil Rights attorney Howard Moore Jr. was retained by Davis and he in turn assembled a formidable defense team that included Leo Branton, Margaret Burnham and Doris Brin Walker: Burnham, also an activist, grew up with Davis; Walker was a member of the Communist Party USA; and Branton was a ...