Viewing Atwood Cranston (1906-1957).
After graduating the University of Minnesota Law School in 1928, Atwood Cranston practiced for several years in Montana before moving back to Minnesota. He had a general practice until 1942 when he became employed in a federal agency in Washington, D. C., soon becoming Special Assistant Attorney General in charge of litigation. In that capacity he tried cases around the country, and developed a deep command of tax law. After the War, he returned to Minneapolis and reopened his law practice. He died on July 24, 1957, at age fifty-one. In memorial services for the Hennepin County Bar Association the following year, Robert J. Rice, an associate, said: