David Winfield Mulvane, a distinguished member of the Topeka bar and widely associated with various commercial interests of that city, is a native of Princeton, Ill., where he was born on Jan. 4, 1863, the son of Joab Mulvane, who is one of the prominent business men of Topeka. He came to Topeka with his parents in 1876 and that city ever since has been his home. He was educated in the Topeka public schools and graduated in the high school, after which he spent two years in Washburn College. In 1881 he entered Yale College where he took a full four-years course, graduating with the class of 1885 with the degree of A. B. For three years following his graduation he was engaged in railroad construction in the State of Kansas. He then spent four years reading law in the office of the late Gen. A. L. Williams, of Topeka, under which able preceptor he was prepared for his admission to the bar, which occurred in 1890, since which date he has been actively engaged in the practice of law. He is now the senior member of the law firm of Mulvane & Gault, with offices in the Mulvane building. He is a Republican in politics and is an active worker in behalf of his party. He served for ten years as a member of the Kansas Republican state committee, and since 1900 he has been a member of the national committee, serving on that committee through three presidential campaigns, all of which brought success to his party.
In 1909 he became one of the chief organizers and incorporators of the Bank Savings National Life Insurance Company, with general offices at Topeka, was made its first president and is serving as such at the present time. He is a director of the American Cement and Plaster Company, of Lawrence, Kan.; is a director of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railroad Company; is a director of the Capital Vitrified Brick Company of Topeka; and also a director of the Chickasha Cotton Seed Oil Company of Oklahoma.
Mr. Mulvane is a member of the Shawnee County Bar Association, the Kansas State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Commercial, the Topeka, the Country and the Elks clubs, all of Topeka. He is a Thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight Templar, a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. On May 5, 1906, Mr. Mulvane was united in marriage with Mrs. Helen M. Drexel, of New York City. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mulvane are active participants in the social life of Topeka.Pages 768-769 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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