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Edgar Clarence Ellis

Edgar Clarence Ellis was born in Eaton County, Michigan, October 2, 1854.  He was educated in the country schools and at Olivet College, in his native  county, being graduated from the latter institution in 1880 with a B. A. degree.

     He was immediately offered a position as instructor of Latin in Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, and after a year there, was tendered the office of superintendent of the city schools at Fergus Falls, Minn.  During the three years in that place, he studied law at night, and in 1884 was admitted to the bar.  He first practiced in Beloit, Kansas, but in 1887 came to Kansas City, where he has ever since remained.  In 1893 he associated himself with Hale C. Cook under the firm name of Ellis & Cook, and later James A. Reed and Ernest Ellis were admitted.  The firm is now Ellis, Cook & Ellis, Mr. Reed having been elected mayor.

       Mr. Ellis has been very prominent in Republican politics, along high lines, and has been frequently mentioned for mayor, and in connection with the office of prosecuting attorney.

     He is a married man, having wedded Miss Emily H. Roy, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Roy, of Chicago.  They have three sons.

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