Viewing William Franklin Hunt (1865-1933).
While clerking for the St. Paul firm of Christopher D. O'Brien and Thomas D. O'Brien in the early 1890s, William F. Hunt took night classes at the University of Minnesota Law Department. He graduated in 1895, was admitted to the bar, took more classes, and was awarded a degree of Master of Laws in 1896. Four years later, he was appointed receiver of the insolvent Allemannia Bank. In that capacity, he was a party in ten appeals to the state supreme court during the decade it took to wind up the bank's affairs. With a reputation for expertise in the law of banking, he attracted wealthy clients who needed advice on tax, real estate and other matters. He died on March 5, 1933, and the following month, the Ramsey County Bar Association presented a memorial to him in district court.