Tom Fitch

Tom Fitch (photo) is best known as one of the great lawyers of the Old West. He successfully defended the Earps and Doc Holliday at the OK Corral hearing in 1881. In the early 1870s, Fitch was counsel for Mormon leader Brigham Young when he was charged with a crime for engaging in polygamy. But Fitch had another influence. When he was a newspaper editor in Virginia City, NV in the 1860s, he happened upon a young writer. Fitch gave him sage advice on writing style. Mark Twain always gave Fitch credit for that.

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