JOHN W. FAUST, M. D. - The world instinctively pays deference to the man whose success has been worthily achieved and whose prominence is not the less the result of an irreproachable life than of natural talents and acquired ability in the field of his chosen labor. Dr. Faust occupies a position of distinction as a representative of the medical profession in Kansas City, Kansas, and the best evidence of his capability in the line of his chosen work is the large patronage which is accorded him.
A native of the fine old Empire state of the Union, Dr. John Wesley Faust was born at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess county, New York, on the 10th of July, 1877. He was the fifth in order of birth in the family of eight children - four boys and four girls - born to Frederick J. and Frederica (Sorg) Faust, both of whom were born and reared in the great Empire of Germany. The mother died in September, 1891, and the father is now living at Kansas City, Kansas. Frederick J. Faust has devoted the major portion of his active career to the cooperage business.
After completing the curriculum of the public schools and of the high school of Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Faust was matriculated as a student in Cornell University, at Ithaca, New York, in which excellent institution he has graduated as a member of the class of 1900, with the degree of Bachelor of Science. Subsequently he attended the New York City Medical College, in which he was graduated in 1903, duly receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine. Thereafter he served for two years as interne in the New York City Hospital and in the Willard Parker Hospital. In 1905 he decided to try his fortunes in the West, and in that year he immigrated to Temple, Texas, where he became connected with the Santa Fe Railroad Company's hospital. He remained in the Lone Star state but a short time, however, and in the latter part of 1905 he came to Kansas City, Kansas, where he has since maintained his home and where he has succeeded in building up a large and lucrative patronage. He is engaged in the general practice of medicine but gives special attention to surgery, in connection with which he is a member of the staff of surgeons of Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, and of the staff of surgeons of St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, both of Kansas City, Missouri.
On the 31st of July, 1907, was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Faust to Miss Minnie R. Muenzenmayer, who was reared and educated at Junction City, and who is a daughter of W. F. Muenzenmayer, the present mayor of Junction City, Kansas, and a prominent and influential business man at that place. Dr. and Mrs. Faust have two children: Doris Jessica Faust and J. Wesley Faust, Jr. They are devout members of the German Methodist Episcopal church and are popular factors in connection with the best social activities of Kansas City, where they are accorded the unqualified confidence and esteem of their fellow citizens.
In his political convictions Dr. Faust is not aligned as a supporter of any special party as he maintains an independent attitude, preferring to give his vote to men and measures meeting with the approval of his judgment rather than to follow along strictly partisan lines. In connection with his life work he is affiliated with the Wyandotte County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is also connected with a number of fraternal and social organizations of representative character including his membership with the Elks, Knights of Pythias and the Masons. In all the relations of life he has so conducted himself as to command the highest regard of all with whom he has come in contact.
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