Malden Arts Mondays - Erle Stanley Gardner
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Erle Stanley Gardner (Born July 17 1889 + Died March 11 1970)
Erle Stanley Gardner was a lawyer + an author. He started as a trial lawyer by defending Chinese + Mexican immigrants living in poverty. In the 1940’s, he founded The Court of Last Resort, to defend those who were wrongly implicated and those of little means, which was an organization dedicated to helping people wrongly imprisoned + without a fair trials. He eventually gave up practicing law to author 80 books in his Perry Mason series, which became a popular TV show in the 1950’s + 1960’s.
“Courage is the antidote to danger”
Companion Activity: What is a Mystery? A puzzling or secret quality; something not understood, by Linda Zalk
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