Viewing Lindahl O. Johnson (1889-1952).
After graduating the University of Minnesota Law School in 1911, Lindahl O. Johnson returned to Montana, where he was raised. There he practiced law, married, was elected to the state legislature, and worked as an Assistant Attorney General. In 1919 he moved to California, and was admitted to that bar. Around 1927 he came back to Minnesota to practice with William L. Hursch. During a spell at the Minnesota Welfare Department, 1935-1938, he helped draft the state Old Age Assistance Law and served as a judge hearing appeals of claims under that act. He returned to private practice in Minneapolis in 1938. He died at age sixty-three on November 11, 1952. In a tribute to him the following year for the Hennepin County Bar Association, Edward Serstock recalled that he "had a wide and varied practice and also had a large clientele, as well as many close friends. He was generous to a fault, for whether or not a client could pay for his services, Mr. Johnson never failed or refused to do his best in protecting the rights of those who came to him."