Biographical Sketch of Thomas Amory Lee
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Thomas Amory Lee, a member of the Topeka bar, graduated from Kansas University with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, and from Harvard Law School with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He practiced law at Boston, Massachusetts, for several years, and has traveled in this country and abroad. He is second lieutenant in the Missouri National Guards, instructor on the Law of Real Property in the Law School of Washburn College, a member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, sometime chancellor of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, ex-member of the Society of Colonial Wars (in Massachusetts), a member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, sometime corresponding secretary of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Essex Institute, Kansas State Historical Society, Kansas Academy of Science., etc., author of “Gen. William Raymond Lee,” “Col. Jeremiah Lee, Patriot,” “Col. Wm. Raymond Lee of the Revolution,” “The Lee Family of Marblehead,” “The Lees of Boston,” “Robert Ives Lee,” “The Tracys of Newburyport,” and “Alfred Washburn Benson, LL. D.,” “The Ornes of Marblehead,” “The Gallisons of Marblehead,” etc., “Nathaniel Tracy, A. M., A. A. S.,” “The New York Stock Exchange,” (Master of Arts thesis), etc.
Mr. Lee was married June 1, 1916, to Miss Mary Helen Shirer, daughter of Hampton L. and Lilian (Whiting) Shirer, and granddaughter of Albe B. and Katherine (Whitney) Whiting. Mrs. Lee is a graduate of Washburn College, Bachelor of Arts. Albe B. Whiting (q. v.), is sometime president of the Kansas State Historical Society, and a pioneer to territorial Kansas, 1856. He has been a trustee of Washburn College for nearly forty years and is one of its largest benefactors.