Henry Clay McDougal was born December 9, 1844, in Marion County, West
Virginia. His boyhood days were spent on a farm, and his
education received in the district schools. In 1861, at the
outbreak of the civil war, he enlisted in the Sixth West Virginia, and
served throughout the bloody conflict. After the surrender at
Appomattox he came out to Missouri, settling in Davies County.
He studied law in Gallatin, and was admitted to practice in 1868.
He served two terms as Mayor of Gallatin, and
was also Judge of the Probate and Chancery Court, the youngest in the
history of the State, by the way.
In 1885 he came to Kansas City, where he has
lived ever since.
Judge McDougal has served a term as City
Counselor, and as a Republican has been conspicuously honored by
Democratic governors. He has been a member of the board of
managers of the Asylum for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, a member
of the Missouri World's Fair Commission, and is now a member of the
Board of Election Commissioners. He has also served as president
of the Missouri Bar Association, and is vice-president of the local
Bar Association. Outside of his profession he is president of
the Gallinas Mining and Smelting Company of New Mexico.
He married Miss Emma Chapdu, of Gallipolis,
O., in 1869, and they have five children, only three of whom are