Horatio Loomis Harmon was born in Chicago, Illinois,
July 5, 1855. He was educated in the public and high schools,
and after his school days selected a railroad career. For six
years he was in the freight offic of the Chicago and Northwestern, and
then went to Southern Illinois as agent of a constructing company.
After two years he accepted a position as
chief clerk in the motive department of the Burlington at Aurora,
Ill., and after a year went to Chicago as a contracting freight agent
of the C., B., & Q. He served in that capacity for six
years, and came to Kansas City in 1889 as general agent of the freight
department. In 1895 he was made general agent of the freight and
passenger departments, and in 1898 general southwestern agent.
Mr. Harmon has served as secretary of the
Country Club since its organization, is president of the Railway Club,
and is a director in the Commercial Club, in the Kansas City Club, and
in the Board of Trade. He is also vice-president of the Symphony
Orchestra, and is a leading figure in every public movement.
He married Miss Jeannette Dodson in Chicago
January 16, 1889.