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A History of Pro Bono and Public Service: 1920s

Founder and First Chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section

Edward R JohnstonEdward R. Johnston, known as the “Chief,” was one of the country’s most prominent antitrust lawyer in the ‘20s.  He formed the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and served as its first chair from 1952-1953.   Johnston was made a name partner in 1919, when the firm became Newman, Poppenhusen, Stern & Johnston.

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