Walter S. Dickey, president of the W. S. Dickey Clay
Manufacturing Company, is in the forefront of both business and
politics in Kansas City. He was reared in Toronto, Canada, where
his first instruction was in the provincial "Model"
school. It was in January, 1885, that he came to Kansas
City. The very next year he served on the Republican City
Committee. From 1887 to 1898 he resided at Independence, Mo.
In 1900, having again established residence
in Kansas City, he was elected as a delegate from the Fifth
Congressional District to the Republican National Convention at
Philadelphia, and was also honored by being selected as Missouri's
member on the Vice-Presidential Notification Committee. In July
of 1902 he was elected a member-at-large of the State Republican
Although Mr. Dickey has constantly taken an
active part in politics, he has at the same time conducted one of the
largest commercial enterprises carried on in the West.
He is a charter member of the Commercial
Club, and is one of the founders of the Manufacturers' Association.