Clendening, the secretary of the Kansas City Commercial Club, may
safely be alluded to as a most widely known and popular man in Kansas
City, possessing the maximum of friends and the minimum of
enemies. Mr. Clendening was born in the little town of Frankfort
Springs, Va., in 1852. His father was a physician, and soon
removed to New Philadelphia, O.
After the death of Dr. Clendening the family
returned to Virginia, taking up their residence in Wheeling, where the
young Edward went through the public schools and took an academic
He came to Kansas City in 1882, and until his
election as secretary of the Commercial Club in 1892, was in the
He has been steadily re-elected, and it is
not too much to say that the present power and prosperity of the
Commercial Club is largely due to Mr. Clendening. He is a
fountain of originality and the soul of energy.
In 1878 he was married to Miss Lide Logan in
Wheeling. The union has been blessed with one son, Logan, born
in Kansas City in 1884.