Viewing John R. Foley (1890-1953).
John R. Foley was the patriarch of a legal-political dynasty in Wabasha County that has lasted most of the last century. He arrived in Wabasha in 1915 with his bride, sired nine children, several of whom became lawyers, including Judge Daniel F. Foley. He was a formidable trial lawyer who was one of the "big three" of the county bar, the others being James Carley and John Murdoch. He died on June 12, 1953, at age sixty-two. Six months later, Lawrence R. Lunde, a Lake City lawyer and friend, delivered a tribute to him in district court.