What percentage of presidents were lawyers?
While about 60 percent of all U.S. presidents since Independence have been lawyers, just four of the last 10 presidents have been lawyers. In the mid-19th century, around 80 percent of the U.S. Congress were lawyers.
Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 25 were lawyers. Of the 55 framers of the Constitution, 32 were lawyers.
How important is it to have effective counsel or even to be able to retain counsel, in a country designed by lawyers, it’s extremely important. The old adage by the greatest President to ever serve- ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID: A man who represents himself, has a fool for a client.
The importance of effective counsel can not be over stated, but in recent times, that principle has been slowly eroded to where even any overt interference just gets shrugged off. This is where the word Elite comes into play. Only the elite can get effective counsel. Everyone else has become a second class citizen but they still want your tax money.