Biography of David Adam Kline

David Adam Kline, member of the Muskogee bar engaged in the general practice of law, was born in Marion county, Iowa, June 4, 1874, a son of Lloyd Thomas and Magdalena (Vicinus) Kline. The father was a contractor and builder, devoting his life to that pursuit in order to provide for his family. He moved with his family from Marion county to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1882, and to Chicago, Illinois, in 1887.

David A. Kline after completing his high school education and work in the University Academy, later engaged in the study of law. He pursued his studies at Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the State University, and the Chicago Law School, completing his professional training under some of the best instructors of the country. He served as librarian of the United States circuit court of appeals for the seventh circuit, at Chicago, for three years.

On the 2nd day of May, 1907, Mr. Kline came to Muskogee, and was admitted to practice in the United States court for the western district of the Indian Territory and subsequently in the state of Oklahoma. He made a special study of land titles in the eastern part of Oklahoma, devoting most of his time to this branch of-the law. He is regarded as an authority on land titles and has displayed marked ability in his special work.

He belongs to the Muskogee and Oklahoma Bar Associations, and has been admitted to practice in the United States court, so that he is qualified for practice in any court of the land.

On the 17th day of September, 1910, Mr. Kline was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Leila Wood, a native of Kansas, and they have become the parents of three children: Percilla Eleanor, Lois de Lene and Benjamin Lloyd. The family is widely and favorably known in Muskogee and since his advent into the southwest Mr. Kline has made for himself a most creditable and enviable position in professional circles.




MLA Source Citation:

Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oklahoma/biography-of-david-adam-kline.htm - Last updated on Feb 2nd, 2012

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