Biography of Floyd E. Harper

Floyd E. Harper. During his residence at Leavenworth since 1905 Floyd E. Harper had come to rank as one of the leaders of the bar, and had attained many of the substantial honors of the profession.

Mr. Harper is still young, and had the promise of his best years and best work before him. He was born at Ross Grove, DeKalb County, Illinois, March 9, 1879. He grew up on the farm with his parents, James and Bertha (Patrick) Harper. His father was a Scotch-Irishman and his mother of English ancestry, and both parents are still living, now residents of Colorado.

Mr. Harper is proud to claim a farm as his birthplace and the country as his early environment. He attended of liberal arts until graduated Bachelor of Philosophy in 1903. He continued in the university as a student of the law school, graduating in 1905 with the degree J. D.

After completing his professional education Mr. Harper came to Leavenworth, and had been in practice for nearly twelve years. In 1910 he was elected judge of the city court, an office he filled four years. In 1914 he was elected county attorney of Leavenworth County and by re-election in 1916 is still the incumbent of that office. Mr. Harper is a Knicountry schools and in 1899 at the age of twenty entered the University of Chicago, where he remained a student in the department ght Templar Mason, a member of Abdallah Temple of the Mystic Shrine, and was its potentate in 1913. He also belongs to the Knights of Pythias, the Turnverein, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose.

On April 30, 1909, he married Miss Theckla Renz, daughter of August Renz, whose career as an old settler of Leavenworth is outlined elsewhere. Mr. and Mrs. Harper had three children: Eleanor, William and Floyd E.



MLA Source Citation:

Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 16 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/biography-of-floyd-e-harper.htm - Last updated on Dec 29th, 2011


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