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Q: U.S. Solicitor General ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: U.S. Solicitor General
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: townattorneygeneral-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 07 Apr 2005 17:55 PDT
Expires: 07 May 2005 17:55 PDT
Question ID: 506529
Can you find me a link (URL) to a photograph of a present or former
U.S. Solicitor General (during the past 50 years) dressed in morning
coat, striped pants, vest and ascot (the dress worn by a U.S.
Solicitor General when arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court)?

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 08 Apr 2005 01:02 PDT
Hello townattorneygeneral-ga,

Here are two attorneys general in morning coat and vest but not
striped pants and ascot. Will these meet your needs?

~ czh ~
Thurgood Marshall was U.S. solicitor general from 1965 to 1967.
Search for -- U1574272 
Erwin Griswold

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 08 Apr 2005 05:17 PDT
Looks to me like Griswold is actually wearing pinstriped pants, but
it's just hard to make out in the photo until you enlarge it.  No
ascot though.

Clarification of Question by townattorneygeneral-ga on 08 Apr 2005 08:54 PDT
I put a lot of research into the question myself, and understand the
difficulties each research faced. Even though nothing "leaped out" in
meeting all the requirements, I am quite satisfied. The top-hatted
fellow (USSolGen John W. Davis) is pretty good, and the Corvis
pictures of Griswold and Marshall/Katzenback (also dressed in morning
coat, I was surprised to see), and the charactature were also pretty
good. I'm trying to dress myself as U.S. Solicitor General in an
Off-Broadway role, and believe that I can justify using a top hat and
hankerchief in the breast pocket - to give additional flair.
I want to thank everyone. I'm quite satisfied, and you did a better
research job than I was able to do (in about 2 hours or so, I might

Request for Question Clarification by websearcher-ga on 08 Apr 2005 12:45 PDT
Hi townattorneygeneral:

I'm glad that we were able to help you out. It would be great if you
could help us out by letting us know which one of the Google Answer
researchers that provided pictures should officially claim the
question and gather in the proposed fee. (GA researchers are the ones
whose names are linked - in this case, websearcher, czh, and



Clarification of Question by townattorneygeneral-ga on 08 Apr 2005 14:04 PDT
I'm an attorney and try to be equitable. I believe that the fee should
be split 50-50 between the 2 contenders, because both offerings helped
quite a lot. If I had to choose a single image from the two
contenders, I probably would choose John W. Davis [pafalafa-ga], but
it is still very close, and believe that the fee should be split
[between pafalafa-ga and czh-ga].
Subject: Re: U.S. Solicitor General
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 08 Apr 2005 14:28 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Town AG,

You seem to have approached this with the wisdom and fairness of a
modern Solomon...thanks so much.

I'll be a modern Alexander, and cut the Gordian knot here by answering
the question.

I'll also post a question of my own to czh-ga that can be "answered"
as well, so that czh gets a fair share of your fee.

Thanks again...and all the best with your performance.


search strategy:  Google Images search for [ solicitor general ]
townattorneygeneral-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
The researchers in each case came up with more than I was able to find
for myself. There may be no response which could fully satisfy my
inquiry, and I believe that the results obtained were excellent. As
explained in an earlier comment, I feel the fee should be split 50-50
with the 2 designated researchers. I'm providing an additional $10, to
be split 50-50.

Subject: Re: U.S. Solicitor General
From: websearcher-ga on 07 Apr 2005 19:58 PDT
This is the closest I could get. I *think* it's someone pretending to
be U.S. Solicitor General Robert Bork:
Subject: Re: U.S. Solicitor General
From: pafalafa-ga on 07 Apr 2005 20:17 PDT
Here's another one, also kinda Bork-ish:

and there's this top-hatted fellow, too:
Subject: Re: U.S. Solicitor General
From: pafalafa-ga on 08 Apr 2005 19:35 PDT
Thanks so much for the kind feedback and generous tip.

I've posted a question to the attention of czh-ga:

and once it is answered, I will add an appropriate amount as tip in
order to split the fee 50-50.

Thanks again.

Subject: Re: U.S. Solicitor General
From: czh-ga on 09 Apr 2005 20:12 PDT
Hello townattorneygeneral-ga,

Thank you for choosing my answer. Since you?re interested in morning
suits, be sure to watch replays of the Charles/Camilla wedding.
Morning suits seemed to be the order of the day. In addition, here are
some additional links (not solicitors general) that give a better view
of the striped pants and handkerchief in pocket.

Here?s a complete list of US solicitors general in case you want to
pursue this research further. Best wishes for a smashing performance.
Solicitors General of the United States

~ czh ~

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