Robert Pernell Greenlee was born on a farm in Johnson
County, Missouri, October 12, 1868. He led the life of the usual
farmer boy, working in summer and going to the district school in the
winter. His father, however, who, by the way, represented his
country in the Legislature, sent his son to the High School in
Warrensburg, and then gave him a course at the State Normal, from
which institution he was graduated in 1886. He came to Kansas
City the same year, and after taking a course at Spalding's Commercial
College entered the Western Dental College. He took his degree
in 1891, and at once began the practice of his profession here in
Dr. Greenlee is a member of the Missouri
Dental Association, and stands high in his profession.
In the spring of 1902 he was nominated for
the Lower House by the Democrats of the Eight Ward, a Republican ward,
and triumphantly elected.
He was married to Miss Margaret Gano May 10,
1892, and is the father of one son, six years old.