Curtis and Marjorie Chillingworth: West Palm Beach’s Crime of the Century

Source: Florida Archives

In Palm Beach County, Florida in 1955, there was perhaps no greater admired person than Judge Curtis Chillingworth. His family had transplanted from New York with his father serving as the first city attorney. With law and justice running in the family, Curtis graduated from the University of Florida, was quickly admitted to the Florida bar and, in 1921, became the…



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Lori Johnston

Writer, reader, margarita drinker. Currently looking for a “dare to be great” situation.