Frank L. Magie

During his service as sheriff of St. Louis County Frank L. Magie has handled many important and arduous responsibilities in a manner creditable to himself and justifying the confidence of that majority of citizens who chose him for this position.

Mr. Magie, who has long been well known in public and business affairs at Duluth, was born at Chicago, Illinois, December 23, 1864, a son of William and Eunice Magie. His father, a native of New Jersey, went to Illinois early in life, for a time was a farmer, and then removed to Chicago, where he was in the wholesale broom corn business. He spent his last years at Pittsburg, Kansas, and served as a member of the Kansas Legislature. He was a man of broad information and always enjoyed the confidence of the community in which he lived.

Youngest of eight children, Frank L. Magie acquired his early education in the public schools of Illinois and Kansas, and also attended school at New Jersey. While in Kansas he had some experience in the cattle and livestock business, and soon after coming to Duluth was appointed deputy sheriff, an office he filled for twenty years and thus exercised many of the responsibilities which he has today. He first became a candidate for sheriff in 1914, being defeated by a small margin. The following four years he looked after some varied interests and in 1918 again became a candidate and was elected. He has a large circle of friends all over the county, though his home for many years has been in the city of Duluth.

Mr. Magie is a Republican in politics and is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and an Elk. He married Miss Gaskill, and of the four children born to their marriage two sons and one daughter are still living.


  • Van Brunt, Walter, ed. Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota Vols. 1 – 3. The American Historical Society. Chicago: 1922.
  • Menu