Merle McCurdy shaking hands with Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Frank T. Cullitan.
In 1952, Merle accepted an appointment as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. Louis Stokes, in his autobiography, “The Gentleman from Ohio,” explained that he and his brother, Carl, were hired to fill the void left upon Merle’s departure from Minor’s office. When McCurdy and Minor found themselves as adversaries, “the courtroom would fill to overflowing with lawyers and others eager to witness a battle of two courtroom masters” (2016, p. 40).
Stokes, L. (2016). The Gentleman from Ohio. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press
career, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Cleveland