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James Clarence Williams

James Clarence Williams was born February 12, 1867, in Ray County, Missouri, and spent his boyhood days on a farm.  He went to school in the winter and worked the rest of the time.

     After eight years spent in Richmond, Mo., he came to Kansas City in 1888, and started in to prepare himself for admission to the bar, having commenced the study of law some time before.  He was admitted to practice in 1889, and for a while was connected with the office of Young & Lewis, the junior member of the firm Alfred Henry Lewis, having since attained fame as an author and polished political writer.
     Mr. Williams specialty is commercial and corporation law.

     He is chairman of the board of trustees for the Church of This World, and is a leading thinker along economical and religious lines.

     He is a Democrat, and stands high in the councils of his party, but has never asked for office.

     He is a Mason, Elk, Knight of Phythias, and a Woodman.
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