ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION
A. L. FRIBOURG
Arnold L. Fribourg is a lawyer of the Sioux City bar, is a native of New
York city, where his birth occurred on the 22d day of August, 1863, and is a son
of Mark and Louise (Solomon) Fribourg, the latter of whom was born and
reared in New York city. His grandfather, Victor Fribourg, was a native of
France, whence he was brought to this country when a child of six years, his
parents locating in New York city, where his father lived retired thereafter. Mark
Fribourg was a shirt manufacturer in New York and was successful in his
Arnold L. Fribourg secured his elementary education in the public schools of
New York and then attended the College of the City of New York. Later he
attended the law school of Columbia University, and was graduated in 1885, with
the Bachelor of Laws degree. For a short time he practiced in his native
city and in 1888 came to Sioux City, Iowa, where he has remained continuously
since. He first practiced alone and later entered the law firm of Swan,
Lawrence & Swan. Subsequently he allied himself with T. G. Henderson, under the firm name of Henderson & Fribourg, which relation existed for twenty-four years. In 1915 Paul M. Hatfield joined the firm and in 1924 Mr. Fribourg's son,
E. J. Fribourg, was admitted to the firm, the style of which is now Henderson, Fribourg, Hatfield & Fribourg.
Mr. Fribourg has been married twice, first, in 1893, to Miss Maud Eiseman,
of Sioux City, who died in 1903, leaving four children. Victor E., the
eldest, graduated from the University of Michigan in 1917, with the degree of
Bachelor of Philosophy, and is now engaged in the automobile accessories business in Sioux City. Victor E. Fribourg is a veteran of the World war, being one of the first two men called out of Sioux City in the draft of September 6, 1917. He was assigned to Company L, Eighteenth Regiment, United States Infantry, and after a short period of training at Camp Dodge, was sent overseas. He took part in the second battle of the Argonne, where he was one of twenty-one who survived out of two hundred and sixty-one men who composed Company A. He then entered the Army Candidates'School at Langre,France,where he wascommissioned a second lieutenant on November 1, 1918, and assigned to duty in Company K, Three Hundred and Ninth Infantry Regiment, Seventy-eighth Division. He went to Germany with the Army of Occupation, being stationed at Coblenz until his return to this country. Roger L., the second son, obtained the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1920, and is now connected with the Aluminum Company of America, at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Frances B., a graduate of Smith College, at Northampton, Massachusetts, is now at home. Ernest J., who graduated from the University of Chicago with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in 1922, and from the law school of Iowa State University with the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1924, became a member of his father's firm immediately on leaving college. In 1905 Mr. Fribourg was married to Miss Belle Eiseman, a sister of his first wife, and her death occurred in 1928.
Mr. Fribourg is a member of Landmark Lodge, No. 103,Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Sioux City Consistory, No. 5, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; and Abu-BekrTemple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He has long been an active and efficient worker in Masonry and about 1915 the honorary thirty-third degree was conferred on him. He is also a member of Isis Chapter, No. 173, Order of the Eastern Star; Sioux City Lodge, No. 112,
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks; the Modern Woodmen of American and the Woodmen of the World. He belongs to the Sioux City Kiwanis Club, the Sioux City Professional Men's Club, the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, the Sioux City Boat Club, the Omaha Athletic Club, the Academy of Science and Letters, the Sioux City Art Society, the City College of New York City Club, the Sioux City Welfare Bureau, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Sioux City public library. He and his family are member of Mt. Sinai Temple.
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