Minnesota State Law Library
Oscar Hallam was born on a farm at Linden, Wisconsin on October 19, 1865. He attended district school there and in 1881, entered the Dodgeville high school, followed by the University of Wisconsin in 1882. He graduated there in 1887, and graduated from the Wisconsin University Law School in 1889. Hallam moved to Minnesota in 1889 and located in St. Paul, where he was admitted to the bar. He practiced until January 1, 1905, when he became a District Judge, Second Judicial District. He was an instructor at the St. Paul College of Law from its beginning in 1901. He was elected Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1912, serving from January of 1913 until his resignation in May 1923. He died September 23, 1945.