Viewing Frank L. Randall (1856-1921)
Admitted to practice in 1879, John Randall practiced law in Winona and several other southern Minnesota towns for the next two decades. He served one term as Winona County attorney and two years as a Bankruptcy Referee. In 1900, he was appointed superintendent of the State Reformatory in St. Cloud. He held that post for twelve years, building a national reputation for innovations in penal administration and rehabilitation. In 1912, he resigned to accept an executive position in the Massachusetts prison system, but declining health forced him to retire some years later. He died in Minneapolis on August 5, 1921, at age sixty-four. The following month the Winona County Bar Association presented a memorial to him in district court.