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Arthur N Alkire
'Mother of Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
2-Person Law Firm Wrestles Oil Giant
A tiny law firm consisting of attorneys Lon Walters and Christin Cipolla took on BP Amoco oil company. The two lawyers handled lawsuits on behalf of Sugar Creek residents who claimed illnesses or death...
9th Street, West from McGee
Postcard of 9th Sreet, West from McGee
A Fighter for Inclusiveness
December 11, 2007
Profile article about Charlie Harris, Jr., Missouri Bar's new president. "Harris, with the law firm of Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, is now the first African-American president of the Missouri...
A Group of Missouri's Giant Lawyers
Biographical article about "[t]hree governors, six district judges, four supreme court judges, eight generals, and all successful and profound lawyers" of Missouri, including David Atchison, Alexander...
A Love of Law and Life
June 25, 2008
John C. Dods III is featured in the "Tribute" column of the obituary section of the local newspaper. He died at the age of 74 on June 2, 2008, of cancer. Dods was a lawyer and longtime community servant....
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Henry Ess, "one of the prominent lawyers of Kansas City and a native of Audrain county, Missouri," born in 1840 and coming to Kansas City in 1865.
A. S. Lyman
Biographical sketch of A. S. Lyman, "one of the leading lawyers of the Kansas City bar," born in New York City in 1853 and coming here in 1885, becoming a Missouri state representative.
Paper read before the Kansas City Bar Association by James F. Mister on June 13, 1896. Paper includes the personal tributes of several judges and is divided between Comingo's professional life and political...
Advocate Harold Holliday Dies at 62
November 20, 2005
Obituary for Harold "Doc" Holliday, Jr., "the first African-American to graduate from the University of Missouri School of Law and a former member of the Jackson County legislature." Holliday was also...
Alexander W. Doniphan Is Honored
The majority of this issue is about Alexander W. Doniphan. It begins with a list of numerous places and things named for Doniphan and continues with transcribed extractions from newspapers about the Doniphan...
Alfred N. Gossett
Photo and biographical sketch of Alfred N. Gossett, a lawyer born in Sharpsburgh, KY in 1861 and moving with his family to Independence, MO in 1867. Gossett started practicing law in Kansas City in 1883,...
Photo and bio of "Judge C. Angevine, senior member of the prominent Kansas law firm of Angevine & Cubbison," residing in Kansas City, Kansas, and "considered by all of his associates at the bar, as the...
An Interview With Harold Holliday
Interviewer: Horace M. Peterson III. Interview recorded September 17, 1976. 4 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 4 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed...
An Interview With Judge Howard Sachs
Howard F. Sachs was chosen for the project as a representative of the Jewish community and as a judge in the federal court located in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1925...
An Interview With Judge Lewis Clymer
Interviewer: Milton Smith. Interview recorded August 24, 1976. 2 sound cassettes (ca. 60 minutes): analog, stereo.; 5 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape; 2 sound discs; digital; 4 3/4 in. Has printed guide...
Andrew Jackson Higgins Obituary
September 18, 2011
The Honorable Andrew Jackson Higgins, native of Platte City, Missouri, died September 14, 2011. Higgins practiced law from 1948-1960 at Platte City and served three terms as Prosecuting Attorney of Platte...
Appointed New County Counselor
January 16, 1953
Vertical file contains a biographical article with photo about Paul Gray, an attorney and newly appointed Wyandotte County counselor in 1953. His residence was at 628 Quindaro Boulevard in Kansas City,...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Brown, a patent lawyer from Ohio, graduating from the Kansas City School of Law in the first decade of the 1900s.
Photo and biographical sketch of Arthur Brown, a prominent patent attorney in Kansas City since 1892 at the Shukert Building, previously in Saint Louis.
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