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Louis W. Shouse

Louis W. Shouse has practically been an inmate of Kansas City all his life.  He was born here in 1867, attended the local public schools, and then entered William Jewell College at Liberty, quitting that institution with an M. A. degree tucked under his arm.  He worked for a while in the bank of H. S. Mills, then served for two years with the National Bank of Kansas City, after which he set sail for Old Mexico, where he engaged in the arduous pastimes of coffee and sugar planting.  While in that country he also filled the position of U. S. Vice-Consul at Vera Cruz, and might have gone higher in the consular service had he chosen to remain in it.

     In 1896 he returned to Kansas City, and accepted a position with the Times where his brilliant pen advanced him steadily.  In 1900 he resigned to accept the assistant managership of the Orpheum.  So finely did he perform his duties that upon the death of John Loomas in 1901 he was unanimously chosen secretary and manager of Convention Hall.

     Mr. Shouse is a Phi Gamma Delta and a Mason.

     He married Miss Nora Petty, of Liberty, in 1887, and has two children.
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