Thomas Fitch is probably best known as the attorney for the Earps and Doc Holliday in the OK Corral inquest. He also represented Brigham Young and the Mormon Church in the early 1870s, especially in regard to polygamy.
Lesser known, perhaps, is when he operated a newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada in the 1860s. He worked with a young writer named Samuel Clemens, and apparently some of his suggestions impacted the man’s later efforts as Mark Twain. Fitch also gave Clemens tips on public speaking, which the author took to heart and put into practice.