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Zechariah Chafee

Born: Dec 7, 1885

Death: Feb 8, 1957

Birthplace: Providence

Nationality: United States

Zechariah Chafee

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1885
Date of Death : Feb 8, 1957
Birth Place : Providence

Zechariah Chafee, Jr., was an American professor of law, judicial philosopher and civil rights advocate. Defending freedom of speech, he was described by Senator Joseph McCarthy as "dangerous" to America. Legal scholar Richard Primus called Chafee “possibly the most important First Amendment scholar of the first half of the twentieth century.”

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