The Talents of Thomas Fitch

thomas-fitch-blogThomas Fitch was a man of many talents.

He wrote for several newspapers and edited a young Mark Twain in Nevada. He was a politician, serving in the Arizona, Utah and California legislatures and was elected to a term as a congressman from Nevada.

As an attorney, in 1871, Fitch defended Brigham Young and other Mormon leaders against polygamy charges.  In 1891, he represented Tom Tewksbury in a murder case tied to the Pleasant Valley War.

The historical highlight: in 1881, his law skills helped get the Earps and Doc Holliday off from murder charges for the OK Corral battle.

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