Richard H. Field was
born in Cherokee County, Georgia December 27, 1853. He lived in
the south until the attainment of his majority, attended private
schools and acquiring a thorough classical education.
Deciding upon the profession of law he began
its study, and in 1875 was admitted to the bar. He only
practiced a year in his native State, however, coming out to Missouri
in 1876, and locating in Kansas City, where he has ever since been.
In 1888 he was appointed by Governor
Moorhouse to fill a vacancy on the circuit bench, and the appointment
was endorsed by a nomination from the Democrats at the next election,
thereafter Judge Field was elected by a large majority, and served for
four years with distinguished honor.
At the conclusion of his term he recommenced
the practice of law, and ranks high in the Missouri bar.
He belongs to no societies, no clubs, no
Judge Field married Miss Annie Camp, of
Marietta, Ga., and they have five children, one boy and four girls.