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James Topham Brady
James T. Brady was born in New York City, educated in his father's school, and then studied law with his father (who had taken up the legal profession). Brady was admitted to the bar in 1835 at the age of twenty. He gained prominence for his difficult and notorious cases. For brief periods Brady served as Corporation Attorney and as a prosecuting attorney. He was leary of political office and reputedly declined the appointment of Attorney General of the United States.
A Great Advocate: James T.
James T. Brady
[Used with permission of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology]
James T. Brady, Trial of Charles B. Huntington for Forgery: Principal Defence—Insanity (New York: J.S. Voorhies, 1857) [online text]
John Freeman Baker, James Topham Brady
"James T. Brady," in Walter R. Houghton, In Kings of Fortune, or the Triumphs and Achievements of Noble, Self-Made Men 459-476 (Chicago: Loomis National Library Association, 1888) [online text]
John Freeman Baker, James Topham Brady, 3 Green Bag 305-309 (1891)(signature accompanying photo opposite p. 305)