Lila Weinberg, Chicago historian and author, dies





Lila Weinberg, a Chicago historian, author, teacher and editor, has died.

Weinberg, who died May 29 at the age of 91 from complications of cancer, collaborated with her late husband, Arthur, on six books on social history, including two on attorney Clarence Darrow. One of the books, "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned," spent 19 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list in 1957. Arthur Weinberg died in 1989.

A resident of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood for 45 years, Weinberg was a senior book manuscript editor and a journal manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press for 34 years, from where she retired at age 80....



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