Elmer Gertz


Age: 93

civil-rights attorney who in 1958 won parole for Nathan Leopold (who with Richard Loeb was convicted in the 1924 killing of 14-year-old Bobby Franks), who also had the murder conviction of Lee Harvey Oswald killer Jack Ruby overturned and successfully defended Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer on obscenity charges.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: September 14, 1906

Died: April 27, 2000

Chicago, Illinois