Hon. Moses Hartmann was born in the city of St. Louis, November 26, 1872. He attended the Madison school, and later the Bryant & Stratton Business College. In February, 1886, he entered the law office of Hon. Charles Nagel. Taking up the study of stenography he continued in the law offices of Nagel & Kirby until January, 1897. While in the office of Nagel & Kirby he studied law, graduating from the law department of Washington University in June, 1896. After his graduation he opened a law office with Lambert E. Walther, and continued the practice of law with Mr. Walther for several years.

On November 16, 1898, Moses Hartmann was married to Carrie A. Scooler, of which marriage three sons were born, namely: Sidney, born September 10, 1900; Raymond I., born July 6, 1903; and Edmund L., born September 24, 1911. His family residence is at 5793 Waterman avenue.

In politics Judge Hartmann has always been a stanch republican. In November, 1918, he was elected judge of the circuit court of the eighth judicial district of Missouri for a term of six years. He is connected with several civic organizations and lodges, among them the Million Population Club, the City Club, Real Estate Exchange, the Automobile Club and the Zoological Society. He is also a Mason and is a member of Polar Star Lodge, No. 79, A. F. & A. M., of the Missouri Consistory, A. A. S. R., Moolah Temple of the Mystic Shrine, and Alhambra Grotto. He is also a member of Elk Council of the Royal Arcanum. Among the religious organizations he is a member and past president of the B’nai El congregation. He is also a member of the Independent Order B’nai B’rith, and the Progressive Order of the West. He has served as general president of the St. Louis Public School Patrons’ Alliance, and has shown a deep interest in the affairs of the public schools. Along the line of his profession his membership and connections are with the St. Louis Law Library Association, the St. Louis Bar Association, the Missouri State Bar Association and the. American Bar Association. He finds his recreation in music and art.