Jack Egan, Dayton Lawyer

  Dates & times
  • Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:00pm
  Category Local Interest
  Age Groups Teen, Adult


God Is Merciful by David GreetLocal attorney, David Greer, will present Jack Egan, Dayton Lawyer, a lecture based on his book God Is Merciful:  The Colorful Career of John E. Egan for the first Far Hills Speaker Series lecture of 2018.  Egan was a criminal defense lawyer in Dayton, who represented a bewildering assortment of bank robbers, bootleggers, hit men, con men, gangsters and the like from 1900 until his death in 1936. His clients included Fred Gondorf, who became famous through the movie "The Sting,' John Dillinger, who had the honor of being the country's first public enemy number one, and Alvin Karpis, who succeeded to that title. 

The Far Hills Speaker Series is a ​partnership between the Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Library.