Viewing Olof L. Bruce (1875-1958).
In 1892, Anna Bruce, a widow, and her five youngest children emigrated from Vermland, Sweden, to Minneapolis, where they rejoined her four oldest children. Among the new arrivals was ambitious, nineteen year old Olof Ludwig Bruce. In the next decade he attended local academies while working as a carpenter and manager of an ethnic newspaper. He entered the Law Department of the University of Minnesota in 1902, graduated in 1904, and earned a Master's degree in 1905. He then opened his own shop. For the next half century, he practiced by himself or in a small firm, and acquired a reputation as a "skilled trial lawyer."