Thomas M. Lillard

THOMAS M. LILLARD has been practicing law at Topeka for the past nine years. He was born July 29, 1881, at Bloomington, Illinois, where his father John T. Lillard, also a lawyer, is still living. His mother Sally (William) Lillard is now deceased.

Reared in Bloomington, Mr. Lillard attended the public schools, and in 1902 graduated bachelor of science from the Illinois Wesleyan University. Following that came two years of study in the law department of the Denver University at Denver, Colorado, and he then returned to Bloomington, where in 1905 he was graduated LL. B. from Illinois Wesleyan University Law School.

Coming to Kansas in 1905, Mr. Lillard practiced law for three years at Burlingame, and since then has had his home and offices at Topeka. In August, 1913, he became a member of the firm of Blair, Magaw & Lillard with offices in the New England Building. Mr. Lillard is now assistant general attorney of the Union Pacific Railway Company for the states of Missouri and Kansas.

Politically he is identified with the democratic party. He is a member of the Sigma Chi College fraternity and the Topeka Commercial and Country Club. On October 15, 1908, he married Elsie Hooper. Their three children are Sallie Elizabeth, Mary Lucile and Elsie Marian. Mr. and Mrs. Lillard are members of the Christian Church.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed by students from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, November, 1997.
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