Viewing Samuel Whaley (1855-1934).
After an apprenticeship with the Sanborn firm, Samuel Whaley was admitted to the bar in 1876. He was 21 years old. He practiced law in St. Paul until 1906, when he was appointed United States Commissioner for the District of Minnesota, a position he held with successive appointments until 1930, when ill health forced him to retire. He died on July 22, 1934, at the age of 79. The Ramsey County Bar Association presented a memorial to him the following year.