Mr. Owen Cunningham
|Date of Birth:||07/16/1900|
|Position:||American Associate Counsel|
Born July 16, 1900; died February 1987. Resident of Des Moines, Iowa. Member of Defense Counsel during the IMTFE, Cunningham served as American Associate Counsel for defendant Hiroshi Oshima. Stated during the Tokyo trial, in comparison with the Nuremberg trial, that the "chief difference in the two trials was the absence in Tokyo of anything like the Jewish pogrom in Germany. Persecution of the Jews constituted the most damaging charge against the Nazis." (The Washington Post, 19 September 1946). After the trial, he "several times denounced the Tojo trial as a farce and a political inquiry without legal foundation." (Chicago Daily Tribune, 19 September 1951).