This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Clarence Earl Gideon - He is a fifty-one-year-old white man imprisoned in Florida who makes an appeal with the United States Supreme Court.
Abe Fortas - This is the fifty-two-year-old Washington attorney appointed to represent Gideon.
W. Fred Turner - He is the Florida lawyer Gideon selects to be his attorney at the second trial following the Supreme Court decision that Gideon and all defendants has the right to counsel.
Robert L.McCrary, Jr. - He is the trial judge who first hears Gideon's case in Florida and who denies his...
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