Leon Friedman

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Leon W. Friedman (born 1872; died May 1937) was a courtroom reporter and later industrial editor for the Birmingham News. He was quoted in 1914, after 25 years on the job, as telling a Birmingham High School student that the key to reporting a court procedure is to "give the climax first and work down from climax with each lesser climax in order."

Friedman and his wife, Margaret divorced in the 1930s, after which he moved from their home on 10th Avenue South to an apartment at 2105 5th Avenue North. Friedman's son, David went on to become a prolific producer of exploitation films.

Friedman died after a long illness and is buried at Cemetery Emanu-El.


  • Certain, C. C. (1914) "The Trial of Banquo". English Journal. vol. 4. National Council of Teachers of English