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William A. Repp

William A. Repp was born in Funkstown, Washington County, Maryland, August 8, 1856.  In 1862 the family moved to Indianapolis, Ind., for a while, returning East at the close of the civil war, and located in Washington, D. C.  Here Mr. Repp lived until he had attained his majority, meanwhile acquiring an education in the public schools of the city.  In 1877 he went back to Indianapolis, and engaged in the banking business with a brother, the firm name being  the Repp Bros. Vienna Baking Company.  Mr. Repp remained three years in Indianapolis, and then went out in Kansas, engaging in the cattle business at Springvale as a member of the Goodrich Cattle Company.  Immigration was heavy to this section, and the consequent increase in land values made ranging too costly to yield a profit, so in 1884 Mr. Repp went to Pratt, Kas., and opened a furniture store.  He stayed there six years, then went to Arkansas City, where he and his brother conducted a business.  In all, Mr. Repp lived in Arkansas City ten years, the latter portion of his business life there being in connection with Mr. Charles P. Duff, who is now associated with him in the Duff & Repp Company here.

     Mr. Repp came to Kansas City two years ago to become secretary and treasurer of the J. H. North Furniture and Carpet Company, which, in a reorganization, was merged into and swallowed up by the Duff & Repp Furniture Company.  Mr. Repp is secretary and treasurer of this firm.
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