Viewing "Judges and Lawyers of McLeod County." (1917)
This article on the McLeod County bar appeared as a chapter in a history of that county published in 1917. It is typical of most histories of county bars in this state and elsewhere published during this era. It consists of twenty short profiles of judges and lawyers who served and practiced in McLeod County from territorial days to the eve of the First World War. Each profile states the date and place of the lawyer's birth, gives the date of his marriage and the name of his wife, describes his education and official positions he held, and notes when he came to the county. They do not reveal the character or idiosyncrasies of the lawyers, tell memorable stories about them, or describe changes in the profession.