Viewing "Judge Dillon's Farewell." (1879).
On the afternoon of Friday, June 27, 1879, a ceremony by the state bar honoring Circuit Judge John F. Dillon was held in the court house in St. Paul. Dillon had just announced his resignation from the federal court, where he had served for the last ten years. At this time he was, according to court historian Jeffrey Brandon Morris, "probably the best-known lower federal court judge in the nation."