Viewing George W. Kiefer (1891-1943).
After graduating the St. Paul College of Law and being admitted to the bar in 1916, George Kiefer opened a law office in the town of Lewiston in Winona County but closed it the next year to enlist in the U. S. Army. He farmed for awhile after being discharged, and in 1921 reopened his law office in Lewiston. He served his community in many ways besides practicing law; he was postmaster for fourteen years, and state legislator from 1937 to his death on July 25, 1943, at age fifty-one. Two months later the Winona County Bar Association presented a memorial to him in which it noted a central tenet of his life: "He learned and knew the story of the poor, and did all in his power to alleviate those conditions."