Filson Historical Society Program on William Marshall Bullitt at Oxmoor, March 15

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Former Solicitor General William Marshall Bullitt was a graduate of the UofL Law School and a leading louisville attorney.  His portrait hangs prominantly in the school's stairwell.  Local attorney will discuss Bullitt's life in "Oxmoor’s William Marshall Bullitt" on Sunday, March 15 - 2 p.m at Oxmoor (call the Filson Historical Society at (502) 635-5083 for more details. 

From the Filson Society:

"Louisville’s William Marshall Bullitt (1873-1957) was a lawyer of national prominence who used his skills as attorney and mathematician to win huge cases before the Supreme Court. As a young man he served as President Taft’s solicitor general, representing the federal government in all of its cases before the Supreme Court. After inviting himself to the Hiss trials, Bullitt’s courtroom antics brought international attention."

"Bullitt built a library containing more than 10,000 volumes at his home on the Oxmoor farm outside Louisville. In his collection were priceless publications of the seminal works on mathematics and astronomy. This interest kept Bullitt in contact with his many prominent friends."

"Retired Louisville lawyer Mark Davis will tell us about Bullitt’s interesting life rebuilding the 1170 acre Oxmoor Farm, about his keen detective-investigator instincts, about the many lawyers with whom he associated, about the local institutions he controlled, and about an unusual burglary from Oxmoor’s wall safe."

"There is no cost for this event though reservations are requested."