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Porter Beach Godard

Porter Beach Godard was born at Granby, Connecticut, June 6, 1861, and spent his boyhood days on a farm.  He prepared for college at Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., entered Yale in 1885, and was graduated in 1889.  His study of the law began in the office of Judge Elisha Johnson and Samuel O. Prentice in Hartford, Conn.  In 1891 he was graduated from the Yale Law School, and came to Kansas City July 31 of the same year to accept an offer from Gardiner Lathrop.  He continued with Mr. Lathrop until Mar 1, 1892, when he entered the law office of Gage, Ladd & Small and has ever since remained there.

     Me. Godard was secretary of the Bar Association 1899-01, and was one of those who started the local Yale Alumni Association, of which he is secretary and treasurer.

     Mr. Godard and Miss Elanor M. Howd were married at New Haven, Conn., June 39, 1897.
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