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William Marshall Sloan

William Marshall Sloan was born in Keokuk, Iowa, January 29, 1859.  His parents, however, soon removed to Woodford County, Kentucky, where he received his early education in the public schools.  After a course in Chickering Institute in Cincinnati he returned to the farm in Woodford County, but deciding upon law as a profession entered the Cincinnati Law School.  He did not complete the prescribed course however, but journeyed to Santa Fe, N. M., where he gained admission to the office of the Attorney-General, and there it was he finished his legal studies, and gained admission to the bar.

     Mr. Sloan came to Kansas City in 1885, a time when the town was in the throes of its great "boom."  Quitting the law, he entered the real estate business, and has continued in it ever since.

     Always a strong Republican and an active party worker, Mr. Sloan soon began to play a prominent part in local politics.  Mayor Webster Davis appointed him Commissioner of Streets, and his record in office was so good that the Republicans nominated him for County Marshal in 1894.  He was elected fairly, but the famous election frauds of 1894 kept him out of office.  In 1901, upon the death of W. A. Kelly, Mr. Sloan was elected to the Upper House.

     He is a married man, having wedded Miss Lulu Waldo, of Independence, in 1885.  They have four children, two boys and two girls.
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