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Edward Lucky Scarritt

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Edward Lucky Scarritt, eldest son of the late Dr. Nathan Scarritt, was born August 30, 1853, near his present residence in Kansas City.  As a boy, he went to the Kansas City public schools and to Pritchett Institute, Glasgow, Mo.  For a year he was a student in the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar at Kansas City in September, 1873.  Two years later he began the practice of law at Glasgow, Mo., as junior member of the firm of Caples & Scarritt, and in January, 1778 opened an office in Kansas City.  In 1882 he formed a partnership with his brother, William C. Scarritt, Elliot H. Jones and Colonel J. K. Griffith being added to the firm later.

     He was made City Counselor in 1885, and in 1892, when only thirty-eight years old, was elected to the circuit bench.
     Judge Scarritt is one of the wealthiest and most erudite of the members of the Missouri bar. 

     Together with his father, he founded the Scarritt Bible and Training School, one of the city's chief institutions.  He was one of the founders also of the Kansas City Law School.

     Judge Scarritt was married to Miss Margaret Morris, daughter of Dr. Joel T. Morris, a pioneer physician of Westport.  A daughter, Berenice, is the wife of W. E. Royster.
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