Viewing John Henry Burwell (1894-1955).
After serving three years in the Army during the First World War, John Henry Burwell attended the Minneapolis College of Law, graduating in 1923. He practiced law in Minnesota and Illinois until 1938, when newly-elected Attorney General Joseph A. A. Burnquist hired him as an Assistant Attorney General. He served in various state departments during Burnquist's eight terms, 1939-1955. He was also active in the American Legion and several fraternal and social organizations.