Viewing William Burns (ca. 1867-1917).
William Burns arrived in Winona in 1882, attended school, and read law in the offices of former Chief Justice Thomas Wilson. He began practicing law in Winona in 1885, when he was admitted to the bar; he also served as Referee in Bankruptcy from 1902 to March 1917, when he died. The following month, the Winona County Bar Association presented a tribute to him in district court.