Viewing William W. Watson (1911-1944).
Born in China in 1911, educated in Northfield High School, a graduate of Carleton College and Harvard Law School, William Wallace Watson was admitted to the Minnesota bar on January 7, 1937, and joined the Stinchfield firm in Minneapolis. There he worked until 1940, when he became an Assistant Attorney General. After War was declared, he joined the Navy, which took advantage of his command of the Chinese language. On June 16, 1944, he was killed in an airplane crash near Chunking, China. In a memorial for the Hennepin County Bar Association the following year, he was recalled: