From 1938 to 1943 Thurman Arnold was an assistant U.S. Attorney General in charge of antitrust matters, and subsequently served as an associate justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He is now a member of a law firm in Washington. For further reading: Right-Hand Man: The Life of George W. Perkins , by John Garraty (Harper, 1960); The President Makers , by Matthew Josephson (Harcourt, Brace, 1940); Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era ; 1910-1917, by Arthur S. Link (Harper, 1954); The Era of Theodore Roosevelt; 1900-1912 , by George E. Mowry (Harper, 1958).
First among all nations the United States made “restraint of trade” a crime, and voted an economic ideal into law. One of its most energetic exponents looks back on that unique, vague, and unenforceable bit of legislation: the Sherman Antitrust Act