Rex Perkins

Rex Perkins : A Biography

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Rex Warren Perkins left his mark in the courtrooms of Arkansas and on the lives of all who knew him. Bold, articulate, and full of himself, he arrived at the University of Arkansas in 1928 with his fiddle, five dollars, and a blue serge suit. Within five years, he graduated law school, was elected to public office, and ran headlong into a federal grand jury. Embattled on all sides, he fought back, locking horns with the indomitable Roberta Fulbright, publisher of the city's newspaper and mother of future Arkansas senator J. William Fulbright. The biography of Rex Perkins tracks his family heritage from the seventeenth century, documents his rise to fame as the preeminent trial attorney of Northwest Arkansas, and recounts the most famous cases of his thirty-year career. The story also reveals the private life of a passionate man who loved nature, music, and his family. Most of all, he loved the practice of law. Fifty years after his death, his dynamic personality and his exemplary skill as an attorney are fondly remembered.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 362.87g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508619034
  • 9781508619031

About Denele Campbell

Rex Perkins: A Biography is author Denele Campbell's most recent work focusing on local history. Since the 1980s when her series of biographical profiles of musicians was published in The Grapevine, Campbell's interest in Northwest Arkansas and its people has resulted in articles published in the Washington County Historical Society's quarterly, Flashback, and several books.show more

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