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The Journal of San Diego History
Winter 1986, Volume 32, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Back to the article: John Holt: A Case of Contrasts

John Holt at his desk

John Holt at his desk, July 20, 1932. His talent for courtroom theatrics helped plead his cases. Impeccably dressed, Holt wore a different suit each day in court.

John Holt

Holt in action, February 10, 1942.
Not many of his peers could match his ability to think quickly on his feet.

John Holt

Holt demonstrates one of his many courtroom exhibits.