Walter F. Frear c. 1917

Walter Francis Frear (1863 - 1948) served as chief justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court and later as the third Territorial Governor of Hawaii from 1907 to 1913. He was also a member of the Hawaii Republican Party. When Albert Cristy graduated from law school in 1914 he went to work in Frear's law firm. Frear became a mentor to Cristy who would later become a judge and preside over the grand jury that indicted the murders of Joseph Kahahawai.