Viewing Judge Frank W. Lyon (1856-1921).
Like many other lawyers in the nineteenth century, Frank Lyon was born, educated and read law in another state before he removed to Minnesota. He graduated Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1878, apprenticed in Peoria, was admitted to the Illinois bar, and practiced four years in Toulon, his home town. Restless, he and his wife moved to Minneapolis in 1885, and two years later to Little Falls where he opened his own shop. He served three terms as Morrison County attorney. In 1915, the legislature authorized the establishment of a municipal court in Little Falls, and he was elected its first judge.