Viewing Frederick Mason Miner (1854-1940).
Frederick M. Miner was raised on a farm in Wisconsin. His formal schooling ended at the Fourth Reader, but he craved learning. At the age of twenty, he left the farm to read law in an office in Eau Claire. He was admitted to the bar and practiced there until 1909, when he moved to Minneapolis, where he entered the office of former Judge William Lancaster. In 1913 he joined the legal department of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Railroad, and rose to become General Counsel. After the roads were nationalized during World War I, he was released, and opened his own shop. He died on February 1, 1940. At a memorial service for the Hennepin County Bar Association, he was recalled: