Viewing Frank T. Wilson (1856-1935).
Frank T. Wilson moved to Stillwater in 1881, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in October of the following year. He practiced briefly, and then became a science instructor in the local high school. An education reformer, he eventually became superintendent of the city school system. That period of his life ended in 1897 when he became judge of the probate court of Washington County, a post he held for the next decade. In 1907, he resumed private practice. Throughout his life, he was active in numerous campaigns for "civic improvement." He died on February 14, 1935. A month later the Washington County Bar Association presented a memorial to him in which it noted, "there was very little for the betterment of Stillwater during his life that has not been, in part at least, a monument to his memory." He was, it seems, a community visionary who got things done.