Rex E. Lee had a gift for befriending everyone he met. This gift allowed him to treat oral arguments as a conversation with a friend. This approach led to a successful and influential career as an oral advocate.
Thomas Rex Lee,
Tribute to the Honorable Rex E. Lee Solicitor General of the United States 1981-85,
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