was born December 13, 1837, at Tecumseh, Mich., and was graduated from
the Ann Arbor Law School in 1860. In the same year he located in
Montgomery County, Missouri, and the following year was admitted to
the bar. He entered the army in 1862 and served until August 10,
1865, as Captain of Company G, Thirty-third Missouri Infantry
Volunteers. He resumed the practice of law at Danville, Mo., in
1865, where he remained until 1877, moving thence to Louisiana, Mo.,
and in 1887 coming to Kansas City.
In 1868 he was Circuit Attorney of the Third
Judicial Circuit of Missouri, and in 1880 was a delegate to the
National Republican Convention at Chicago. In 1881 he was Chief
Deputy Internal Revenue Collector of the Fourth District of
Missouri. He was nominated for Congress. From 1888 to 1898
he was president of the Mercantile National Bank of Louisiana,
Mo. He was married November 14, 1866, to Mary Ellen Drury at
Danville, Mo. They have five children.