Viewing "Bench and Bar of St. Paul." (1899).
On Thursday, November 9, 1899, the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" celebrated its 50th anniversary by publishing a large commemorative edition that included a two-part section on the city's courts and lawyers. After a feeble overview of the territorial period and a few years after statehood, thirty-six judges, law firms and lawyers were profiled. They were a diverse lot: pioneers such as Thomas Wilson, Henry Moss and Henry Horn, established lawyers such as Greenleaf Clark, the O'Brien brothers, and Hiram Stevens, up-and-comers such as David Peebles and William Westfall, and sitting judges such as Walter Sanborn, Hascal Brill and George Bunn.