Viewing George Hoke (1879-1944).
With personal savings and a loan from Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Judge Walter Sanborn, George Edward Hoke transferred from the St. Paul College of Law to Harvard Law School, graduating in 1907. He returned to St. Paul and joined How, Butler & Mitchell. A few years later he moved to Minneapolis and formed his own firm, later merging it with Albert C. Cobb's to form the powerhouse firm of Cobb, Wheelwright, Hoke & Benson. After Cobb's death he started another firm where he worked until retirement in 1941 due to ill health. He died on June 30, 1944, at age 64. George Hoke was so esteemed by his brethren at the bar that an unusual 14 page "A Biographical Sketch," printed in the format of an appellate brief, was read at the annual memorial services of the Hennepin County Bar Association on February 24, 1945. It is posted here.