Joseph Robinson Darling

Joseph Robinson Darling (1872 - September 7, 1957) was a special agent of the United States Department of Justice, author, promoter, explorer, and soldier of fortune.[1]

Darling circa 1913


He prepared two government cases against the Bathtub Trust, International Harvester, and Motion Picture Patents Company. On January 1, 1914 he resigned from the Department of Justice to enter business.[2] In 1915 he wrote "Darling on Trusts" a legal treatise. He died in Miami, Florida on September 6, 1957.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Joseph Darling, Adventurer, 85; Author, Promoter, Explorer, Soldier Of Fortune Dies -- Did Antitrust Work". New York Times. September 7, 1957. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Joseph Robinson Darling, author, promoter, explorer and soldier of fortune, died at his home here today after a short illness. His age was 85.
  2. ^ "Joseph R. Darling Resigns". Christian Science Monitor. December 1, 1913. Retrieved 2009-07-23. Joseph R. Darling, special agent of the department of justice, resigns to enter business Jan. 1 next. He prepared two government cases against the bathtub, harvester, motion picture and other so-called trusts.