Viewing Henry W. Lamberton (1831-1905).
In 1856, twenty-five year old Henry Wilson Lamberton arrived in Winona and set up a law practice with his brother-in-law. The next year, he was elected the first city attorney. By the mid-1860s, his professional interests had migrated from law to business. He became the "land commissioner" at the Winona and St. Peter Railroad and, later, held the same position with the Winona and St. Peter Land Company after it bought a half million acres from the railroad. He also founded a bank in Winona. But the roads were in his blood. In the early 1890s he was elected president of the Winona and Southwestern Railway Company and, later, president of the Winona and Western Railway. He died on December 31, 1905, at age seventy-four. Sometime thereafter, the Winona County Bar Association presented a memorial to him.