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St. Louis has always been distinguished for the high rank of her bench and bar, and among those who in more recent years have chosen to put forth their efforts as representatives of the legal profession in this city is Arthur F. C. Blase, who has his office in the Arcade building and who is enjoying a clientage that is growing year by year. He was born in St. Louis, May 10, 1890, and is a son of August F. Blase, who was born in this city and is of German descent, the family having been founded in America by the great-great-grandfather of Arthur F. C. Blase, so that four generations have resided on this side of the Atlantic. August F. Blase was associated for twenty-five years with the St. Louis Post Dispatch but is now living retired. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Sophie Venz, is a native of St. Louis and by her marriage became the mother of a daughter and two sons, of whom Arthur F. C. is the eldest, the others being Eleanore and Oliver. All were born in and are still residents of St. Louis.
Arthur F. C. Blase was educated in the public and high schools of St. Louis and was graduated from the Benton College of Law with the LL. B. degree in 1916. Prior to his graduation he became secretary of the Security Title Company and it was through his earnings in that position that he was enabled to pursue his college course. Following its completion he entered upon active practice, being admitted to the bar in June, 1916. He has since continued in the general practice of law very satisfactorily, his clientage steadily growing in volume and importance. He entered upon a profession where the individual must develop his power and talents and where aid and influence counts for little or naught. His course has at all times been commendable. He is a member of the St. Louis Bar Association and also of the Law Library Association.
In St. Louis, on the 10th of June, 1912, Air. Blare was married to Miss Ethel Wehrenbrecht, a native of this city and a daughter of Henry P. and Emily (Lammers) Wehrenbrecht. Mr. and Mrs. Blase have become parents of two sons: Horace, born March 10, 1913; and Kenneth, July 5, 1915.
During the war Mr. Blase was a member of the legal advisory board of the twenty-first ward and gave helpful support to various war activities. His political endorsement is given the republican party and he is an active supporter of its principles. His religious faith is that of the Pilgrim Lutheran church and his life is guided by high and honorable principles, making him a man whom to know is to esteem.