Alfred N. Gossett, one of the most substantial members
of the bar, was born at Sharpsburgh, Ky., November 13, 1861. His
father and mother came to Jackson County in 1857, and it was in the
schools near Independence that Mr. Gossett first became familiar with
books. He was graduated from Woodland College in 1880, and then
went to Washington University, St. Louis, graduating with first honors
from the law department there in 1883. The same year
he began to practice law at Kansas City, forming with J. D. S. Cook
what has the distinction of being the oldest law firm of unchanged
name in the city.
Mr. Gossett was married in Kansas City
November 23, 1887, to Miss Daisy Vera Galbaugh, now deceased.
One child, Gale Galbaugh Gossett, is living.
Mr. Gossett is a prominent member of
the Bar Association and of the Kansas City Club. He is a son of
the Rev. Jacob D. Gossett, late of Independence, Mo., and a brother of
Martin R. Gossett, Recorder of Deeds.