1920: The 1920s and 1930s


Frank Palmer Wilson, was a dedicated servant of the people, a dedicated democrat, and a family man. He was a deputy police commissioner of New York. He was employed by the Department of Justice where he was briefly appointed to run all tariff classifications before one of the hearing boards that reviewed decisions of the then-Customs Service. After his resignation as a Special United States Attorney, Wilson became a partner of the Barnes, MacKenna & Halstead. During that period, the name of the firm was changed to Barnes, Wilson, & McKenna. His resume is full of success stories, and one of them is about the Japanese textile fabric tax, where he won and received some little notoriety. He married a Lucy Currier Richards, a sculptor who has been termed as an interesting lady that fit well into the interesting life of Frank P. Wilson.