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Harry Herbert Peterson

Harry Herbert Peterson, American judge.

Background

  • Peterson, Harry Herbert was born on April 12, 1890 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. Son of Swan Alfred and Mathilda Christina (Gustafson) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1912.

    Career

    • Paul, 1912-1915, 1922-1923, 1927-1933. Assistant county attorney Ramsey County, Minnesota, 1915-1922, county attorney, 1923-1927. Elected attorney general of Minnesota, 1932, 34 and 36.

      Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, November 28, 1936, taking office December 15, 1936. Elected associate justice for 6 year term November 1938, re-elected, November 1944, resigned as justice Supreme Court of the Minnesota, 1950. Drafted Minnesota Mortgage Moratorium law and successfully defended it through the courts, 290 United States 318.

      Counsel before United States Supreme Court in case of taxation by state of cattle in stockyards, case of prison made goods, Great Lakes water level case. Minnesota chain banks case. Before Minnesota State Supreme Court in state income tax case and homestead preferential tax case.

      Before the United States District Court in truck strike case and others. Counsel for state in telephone rate reduction case resulting in reducing telephone rates in St. Paul $700,000 per year. D.F.L. candidate for government of Minnesota Home: St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel V. Norquist, June 28, 1916. Children: Harriet Mae, Donald E. In practice, St.
    • father: Swan Alfred Peterson
    • mother: Mathilda Christina (Gustafson) Peterson
    • spouse: Mabel V. Norquist
    • children: Harriet Mae Peterson
    • Donald E. In practice Peterson
    • St Peterson
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