Viewing Frederick Miles Catlin (1859-1929).
In 1884, after being admitted to the Pennsylvania bar, Frederick M. Catlin boarded a train for Seattle. But, while stopped in St. Paul for a change of cars, friends persuaded him to relocate there. He was admitted to the Minnesota bar that year. He served in the National Guard, and in the infantry during the Spanish-American War. He maintained an active private practice, but was drawn back to public service, even holding the post of Acting Chief of Police at one time. Twice he was appointed by the governor to fill the unexpired terms of judges on the Ramsey County District Court.