Fred T. Woodburn, senior member of Woodburn & Woodburn, attorneys, Holton, Kans., is a native son of Kansas. He was born May 22, 1866, at Barretts, Marshall county, and is a son of John Allen Woodburn, a sketch of whom precedes this article. Fred T. Woodburn was educated in the public schools in the various towns of Kansas where the family resided, and later attended Campbell University at Holton. He then engaged in teaching in the Jackson county schools, following this vocation five years, and in the meantime, pursued the study of law. In 1894, he received the appointment of superintendent of Indian schools of the Pottowatomie Indian Boarding School. He held this position, during 1894 and 1895, and in November of the latter year was admitted to the Kansas bar, engaging in the practice at Holton in partnership with A. E. Crane, Esq., under the firm name of Crane & Woodburn. Later his brother, E. D. Woodburn, a sketch of whom appears in this volume, became a partner, when the firm name became Crane & Woodburn Brothers. This partnership continued until January 1, 1914, when Mr. Crane withdrew from the firm and moved to Atchison. He is a Republican and has taken an active part in local political affairs. In 1902, Mr. Woodburn was elected county attorney of Jackson county, and re-elected to that office in 1904. During the last ten years that the United Brethren denomination conducted Campbell College, he served as secretary of the board of trustees of that institution, and for a time was president of the board, and is now a member of that body, although the institution has been removed to Kansas City. He is president of the Kansas City University Townsite Company, an organization created for the purpose of handling the property of that institution. Mr. Woodburn was married January 10, 1894, to Miss Annie Myers, a native of Jackson county, Kansas, where she was educated in the public schools, and later attended Lane's University, Lecompton, Kans. To this union, one child was born, Winona, a student in Kansas City University, Kansas City, Kans. The wife and mother passed away September 5, 1905. On August 18, 1909, Mr. Woodburn married Miss Elizabeth Herrington of Lawrence, Kans. She is a graduate of Kansas University. Mr. Woodburn is a Thirty-second Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Knights of Pythias. Mrs. Woodburn is a member of the Episcopal church and holds membership in the Eastern Star.Pages 237-238 from a supplemental volume 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 October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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