Viewing Harry Lee Buck (1861-1952).
Admitted to the bar after clerking with former Chief Justice Thomas Wilson in Winona, Harry L. Buck completed his legal education by attending the University of Wisconsin law School, receiving a LL.B in 1883. He returned to his hometown where he was a trial lawyer and probate specialist in partnership with others or by himself for decades. Like his father, Cornelius Buck, also a lawyer, he was active in politics, as a Democrat. He served the community as a judge and as a member of several important city boards. He was probate judge for ten years, municipal court judge for two terms, city postmaster for nine years, director of the Winona State Normal School for four years, a member of the Public School Board for four more, and president of the Library Board for a quarter century. The Judge died on November 15, 1952, at age ninety-one and five months later the Winona County Bar Association presented a memorial to him in district court.