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H. Bennett Solomon
Tue Dec 12, 2017 14:40

Before James Mark Fawcett, and Edward J. Reilly, there was H. Bennett Solomon.

H. Bennett Solomon was a Bronx lawyer who was part of the Hauptmann defense in the VERY early stages of the case.

I'm not sure what happened, but newspaper accounts say that Hauptmann at the start did not want a lawyer, but Mrs. Hauptmann retained one anyway.

And that lawyer was Solomon.

Hauptmann turned him down.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle states that Solomon told the judge that he was tentatively retained, but that he did not want to say anything at the time.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

September 21, 1934

Page 2, column 2.

    • Bruno and a lawyerRichard E Sloan, Thu Dec 14 14:28
      Re: "newspaper accts say that Hauptmann at the start did not want a lawyer." What is the source for the initial report that the papers all repeated? It can only be treated as "hearsay" with out that. ... more
      • Dual Personality -- Fisch?Sue for Richard, Fri Dec 15 18:40
        Lou Wedemar actually used the term 'dual pesonality" in the first of 10 articles about the Lindbergh case that appeared in the Rochester Evening Journal on November 19, 1934. He used that phrase... more
      • Re: Bruno and a lawyersteve for rich, Fri Dec 15 09:47
        hi rich, I think its in the intorogations at police headquarters if im not mistaken. I think they asked him if he wanted one
      • Solomon Shunned By Hauptmann?Sue for Richard, Thu Dec 14 19:59
        Hauptmann either said that he didn't want a lawyer or he didn't say it. Do any of the books on the Lindbergh case mention H. Bennett Solomon, Esq.? I don't have Dekle and Dedman's book, but maybe... more
    • why hauptmann didn't want a lawyerbob mills for sue and forum, Wed Dec 13 14:07
      Why would Richard not want a lawyer? Why would any defendant on trial for his life not want representation? Possible explanation: The mob influence. Richard can't explain having the money, so he... more
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