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.