Biography of Carl G. Krook
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CARL G. KROOK, Judge of the Superior Court of Mohave County, is an example of the self made man, and has had an interesting career. Born in Minnesota. August 18, 1870. of Swedish parent, who were pioneers of that State. he was reared in a German cum. learned the language thoroughly, and has found its use of great benefit in his work both as lawyer and Judge. His father, Carl W. A. Krook, was for some years a builder and contractor, and later a merchant in 'Minnesota, and his son had the benefit of experience in construction work, which stood him in good stead in helping to build up a new State. After having completed the public school course he matriculated in two colleges. one a German, and the other a Swedish institution, each of which he attended two years. after which, in 1892, he entered an attorney's office. There he spent three years perfecting himself in the rudiments of law from the standpoint of actual experience, then went to England, where he entered the Inns of Court Law School and took a one year course in old English law. Returning to his home, he took the law course in the University of Minnesota, from which he was graduated in 1899 with an LL. B. degree. The same year he was admitted to practice, opened up a law office in Minneapolis immediately thereafter, and to more thoroughly prepare himself for his chosen work that year also found him taking a post graduate course, from which he was graduated in 1900 with the degree of LL. M. After four years' practice in Minnesota he came to Arizona, where he soon became interested in mines. Seeing the great possibilities in mining law, he spent several years in prospecting and mining and with his brother purchased a mine in Mohave County, on which they spent a large sum trying to place it among the paying producers. While thus employed, the young attorney was nominated for the Legislature and elected to the 24th Session, in which he was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was an active worker in behalf of reform measures and those laws which tend to the improvement of the social and industrial life of the State. He championed the bill to raise the standard of the legal profession by more exacting examinations for admission to practice, and worked hard in the interest of the Act for Correction of General Practice. Judge Brook was a worker and not a talker, and his influence during this session accomplished much that was beneficial in legislation for his County, especially in behalf of the Good Roads Bill and the Bill segregating the office of Assessor from that of Sheriff in fourth and fifth class counties. At the conclusion of the session he again donned the miner's jumper, and for six months worked in the copper mines at Bisbee, thereby gaining a general knowledge of the works of large mines. On returning to general practice, he was a candidate for the nomination for County Attorney in Mohave, but was defeated. Two years later, however, he was nominated and elected to his present position, and the excellent training he has received has been an invaluable aid to him in this capacity. Judge Krook is a member of the Elks Lodge, and is actively interested in all movements tending toward improved conditions of town, county or state.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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