Transcribed from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Spangler, William Cornelius, was born on Aug. 7, 1859, on a farm near the village of Peotone, Will county, Ill. In 1870 his father moved to Crawford county, Kan. He received his early education at Osage Mission, Kan., and taught in the rural schools in that district before entering the University of Kansas in 1879. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science from that institution in 1883, and the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1885. Soon after entering the university he became secretary to the chancellor, clerk and bookkeeper of the university, which position he held during his entire university course. In 1885 he entered the practice of law, being associated with James W. Green. On Sept. 2, 1885, he married Miss Caroline Bauman of Neodesha, Kan., a graduate of the university. In the spring of 1886 he spent some time in Europe on legal business, and the summer of 1895 in New Mexico in similar work. He practiced law in Lawrence for sixteen years, part of that time acting as professor in the law school of the university, lecturing on the law of real property. In 1887 Mr. Spangler was appointed city attorney of Lawrence, which position he held throughout many changes of administration. In 1889 he was appointed by the governor a regent of the university and in 1889-90 was acting chancellor after the resignation of Chancellor Lippincott. In 1900 he was again made regent and soon became acting chancellor in the absence of Mr. Snow. He was a member of the college fraternity Phi Kappa Psi and the honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. He died on Oct. 22, 1902, at his home in Lawrence. He is survived by a wife, two sons and a daughter.

Page 720 from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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