Viewing William DeWitt Mitchell (1874-1955).
A graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School in 1896, William D. Mitchell practiced briefly with his father in Winona and, later, in several prominent firms in St. Paul, including How, Taylor & Mitchell and Mitchell, Dougherty, Rumble, Bunn & Butler. He interrupted his practice to enlist in the army during the Spanish-American and the First World Wars. He was Solicitor General in the Coolidge Administration, 1925-1929, and Attorney General under President Hoover, 1929-1933. He then moved to New York where he practiced law, engaged in bar association activities, and served on numerous commissions, including the Advisory Committee on the proposed Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. He died on August 25, 1955, at age eighty-one. On October 7th, a memorial was presented to him by the Bar of the City of New York.