Viewing Jacob Garon (1897-1942).
Emigrates from Lithuania, the Garon family settled in Duluth around the turn of the century. After graduating Duluth Central High School, Jacob joined his father in the family watch-supply business. He served in the U. S. Army during the First World War, and then headed the Minneapolis branch of the family business for about a decade. When the Depression stuck, he decided to fulfill his ambition of becoming a lawyer. He enrolled in the Minneapolis College of Law, graduated in June 1933, and was admitted to the bar on November 7, 1933. But his law career was brief. He died on October 21, 1942, at age forty-five. In a memorial delivered on behalf of the Hennepin County Bar Association on February 12, 1943, Max Shapiro recalled his "high-strung, sensitive nature" and love of the challenge of the difficult case.