WALDO G. GIDEON is one of the rising young attorneys of Springfield, who began the practice of law at the Greene County bar under the favorable circumstances of possessing an excellent general education and an accurate knowledge of law, besides coming from a family well known throughout southwest Missouri. He was born in Christian County, Missouri, May 26, 1871, and is the son of Thomas J. Gideon, Esq., a prominent attorney of Springfield. (See sketches of Thomas J. and J. J. Gideon.)
Waldo G. Gideon graduated at the Central High School, 1890, and then took a business course at the Southwestern Commercial College of Springfield. He then read law one year in his father’s office, then attended the Columbia University at Washington, D. C., from which he graduated in the spring of 1893, and was admitted to the Missouri bar in September of the same year. He entered upon the practice of his chosen profession, in company with his father, under the firm name of Gideon & Gideon. Mr. Gideon is a young man of excellent character and good business ability. He is industrious and able, has more than ordinary enterprise, and his prospects of success are assured. He is a member of the Christian Church, and in politics a Republican.