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Lawyer , politician

Alfred Wallin was an American judge who served one of the first three Justices of the Supreme Court of North Dakota from 1889 to 1902.

Background

Wallin, Alfred was born on February 12, 1836 in Otsego Company, New York, United States. Son of Charles C. and Dorothy (Strongatharm) Wallin.

Education

Educated Elgin, Illinois, Academy. Attended one course law lectures, University of Michigan, 1860.

Career

His family lived in Michigan for a number of years and moved to Chicago in 1851. Wallin's father and two eldest brothers brought a tannery and formed the company of C.C. Wallin & Sons, Manufacturers and Dealers in Leather. Wallin received his legal education at the University of Michigan.

He was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1862 and also the Illinois Bar. He served in the United States Army in 1861 and 1862, reenlisted in 1864, and was mustered out in 1865. After the war he moved to Minnesota and practiced in St. Peter and then in Redwood.

He held the office of County Attorney in both Nicollet and Redwood Counties. He received a seven-year term and was reelected in 1896. Wallin retired at the end of his term on December 31, 1902, after having served approximately 13 years.

Connections

Married Ellen Gray Keyes, January 1, 1868.

father:
Charles C. Wallin

mother:
Dorothy (Strongatharm) Wallin

spouse:
Ellen Gray Keyes