U. S. GUYER. - A well known and influential member of the Kansas bar, U. S. Guyer is actively engaged in the practice of his profession in Kansas City, Kansas, and holds an assured position among the men of prominence and influence, being active in social and official circles. A native of Illinois, he was born December 13, 1868, in Pawpaw, Lee county, being the youngest child in a family of eight children, of whom six survive.
Rev. Joseph Guyer, his father, was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1828. He was a minister in the United Brethren church, and held pastorates in various places in Kansas, where his death occurred in 1896. His wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Lewis, was born in Maryland. She survived him, and is now a resident of Kansas City, Kansas.
After attending the public schools of the several places in which his father was employed as a preacher of the gospel, U. S. Guyer entered the Leander Clark College, in Toledo, Iowa, where he was graduated with the class of 1894. Three years later he was graduated from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence. Continuing his studies, Mr. Guyer was graduated from the Kansas City School of Law with the class of 1902, and was very soon after admitted to the Missouri bar and to the Kansas bar. He began his active career as a teacher, and for five years was principal of the Saint John's High School. He has ever taken a deep interest in educational matters, and is now one of the trustees of the Leander Clark College, of Toledo, Iowa, his alma mater.
Mr. Guyer is a Republican in politics, and has served one term as judge of the City Court, and for one term was mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. Fraternally he belongs to Wyandotte Lodge, No. 3, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; to Wyandotte Chapter, No. 6, Royal Arch Masons; to Caswell Consistory, No. 5; and is a thirty-second degree Mason. He likewise belongs to Wyandotte Lodge, No. 440, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
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