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John Marion Langsdale

John Marion Langsdale was born June 17, 1856, on a farm in Monroe County, Missouri.  His early education was received in the district school during the winter months, and when fifteen he entered a private school in Macon.  From there he went to the State University at Columbia, and after completing his course entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, now a part of Washington University.  He was graduated in 1878, and first practiced in Independence, Mo., coming to Kansas City in 1888.

     Dr. Langsdale was elected Coroner of Jackson County in 1890, and served two terms.  He is now City Physician, having been appointed in February, 1902.

     He is also vice-president of the Missouri Medical Association, and during the years of '95, '96, '97, published and edited in the Lancet.

     He is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner.

     Dr. Langsdale was married in 1878 to Miss Kate Gibson, of Paris, Mo., and is the father of five children, Byron, Clifton, John M., Jr., Gibson and Margaret.

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