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Edwin McKaig Clendening
Edwin M. Clendening

Edwin McKaig Clendening, the secretary of the Kansas City Commercial Club, may safely be alluded to as a most widely known and popular man in Kansas City, possessing the maximum of friends and the minimum of enemies.  Mr. Clendening was born in the little town of Frankfort Springs, Va., in 1852.  His father was a physician, and soon removed to New Philadelphia, O.

     After the death of Dr. Clendening the family returned to Virginia, taking up their residence in Wheeling, where the young Edward went through the public schools and took an academic course.

     He came to Kansas City in 1882, and until his election as secretary of the Commercial Club in 1892, was in the mercantile business.

     He has been steadily re-elected, and it is not too much to say that the present power and prosperity of the Commercial Club is largely due to Mr. Clendening.  He is a fountain of originality and the soul of energy.

     In 1878 he was married to Miss Lide Logan in Wheeling.  The union has been blessed with one son, Logan, born in Kansas City in 1884. 
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