Viewing "The Bar of Watonwan County." (1916)
This history of the bar of Watonwan County begins with the observation that "the legal profession is no longer looked upon as one in which trickery and deception are practiced to gain a large retainer fee." This must have gratified the eight lawyers who composed the county bar in 1916, when this article was published. The "history" itself consists of biographical sketches of four lawyers, and mentions of several others. The most prominent member of the Watonwan bar was Winfield Scott Hammond, who served in congress from 1907 to 1915, and governor from his inauguration in January, 1915 to his sudden death on December 30, 1916.