Viewing Napoleon A. L'Herault (1882-1936).
While working days at the U. S. Postal Service, Napoleon L'Herault took night classes at the University of Minnesota Law Department. He graduated in 1907, at age twenty-five, and three years later opened his own shop in north east Minneapolis. Three years later he ran with the endorsement of the Democratic Party for the state senate, and won. He served one term. After losing a bid for re-election in 1914, he continued to practice law, always alone, never in a firm. In March 1936---in the midst of the Great Depression---he died of cancer at age fifty-three, leaving a family of seven. Sometime later, Manley L. Fosseen, who had served in the senate with him, delivered his memorial in district court on behalf of the Hennepin County Bar Association.