William T. Jamison was born in Washington County,
Pennsylvania, November 16, 1858, living on a farm in his boyhood and
attending district school. He went to Washington and Jefferson
College, and was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School
in 1884. Following graduation, he taught school five years, and
then began the practice of law at Wheeling, W. Va.
It was April 6, 1886, that he came to Kansas
City and entered the law office of L. C. Slavens, four years later
becoming a member of the firm of Slavens, Spottwood &
Jamison. This partnership continued until January, 1895, when
Mr. Jamison was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Jackson County by the
Republicans. In 1894 he represented the Seventh Ward in the
lower house of the Council, was Speaker of the House, resigning that
position to become Prosecuting Attorney.
Mr. Jamison was married February 17, 1886, to
Miss Anna M. Whitely. They have one son, Howard L., fourteen