A. LLOYD CLOTFELTER. - Bringing to the practice of his chosen profession a well trained mind, a zealous enthusiasm and habits of industry, A. Lloyd Clotfelter, of Kansas City, Kansas, has been very successful in his career and is now numbered among the able and influential younger members of the legal fraternity. A son of James H. and Rachel (Lloyd) Clotfelter, he was born June 20, 1881 in Emporia, Kansas.
James H. Clotfelter was born October 16, 1848 in Montgomery county, Illinois, and there spent his boyhood days, receiving his first knowledge of books in the district schools and completing his early education in Springfield, Illinois. Coming to Kansas during the seventies, he was engaged in the live stock business at Emporia until 1884, when he located at Kansas City, Kansas, where he was a live stock buyer for the Armour Packing Company for over twenty years, resigning his position in February, 1908. Embarking then in business for himself, he bought and shipped live stock throughout the west and south until his death, December 23, 1909. The elder Mr. Clotfelter had an extensive acquaintance among stockmen throughout the country. He was a Republican in politics, and belonged to Wyandotte Lodge, No. 3, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, and to Kansas City, Missouri, Lodge No. 26, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He married Rachael Lloyd, who was born in Newark, Ohio, and is now living in Kansas City, Kansas.
The only child of his parents, A. Lloyd Clotfelter was given exceptionally good educational advantages. After being graduated from the Kansas City, Kansas, high school, he entered the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, remaining for two years. He then went to Harvard where he obtained his A. B. degree in 1906, thereafter attending the Harvard Law School, and on January 23, 1908, was admitted to the Kansas bar and to practice in the Federal courts. Since that time Mr. Clotfelter has been actively engaged in the general practice of law, and has met with well deserved success. From March 10, 1910, until December, 1910, he filled the position of assistant attorney general for Wyandotte county, Kansas, and during the time handled about two hundred cases. Mr. Clotfelter is unmarried, making his home with his widowed mother to whom he is intensely devoted.
In his political affiliations, Mr. Clotfelter is a sound Republican; fraternally he belongs to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and to Wyandotte Lodge, No. 440, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
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