Viewing Isaac Atwater, "The Bar and Bench of Minneapolis" (1893).
In 1893 the two volume "History of Minneapolis, Minnesota" edited by Isaac Atwater was published. Atwater, who had served on the state supreme court from 1858 to 1864, wrote a lengthy chapter on "The Bar and Bench." It consists of short descriptions of the city bar, library, anecdotes and lengthy portraits of judges and prominent lawyers who, as subscribers, underwrote the publication of the set. It is enlivened by Atwater's occasional insightful comments on changes in the practice of law. The following men are profiled: