Viewing Robert Cowling (1891-1953).
After graduating Carleton College in 1911, Robert Cowling followed the well-worn path of many future lawyers --- he became a teacher. He taught in schools in South Dakota and Minnesota for six years. But the law beckoned. While teaching in Minneapolis, he attended the St. Paul College of Law, graduating in 1917. He practiced law in Minneapolis from that time to his death on December 18, 1953, at age sixty-two. The following year, a memorial was presented to him by the Hennepin County Bar Association.