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Charles Morgan Howell

Charles Morgan Howell was born at Sholes, Indiana, in 1872.  His family moved to Fairfax, Mo., when he was eight years old, and it was there Mr. Howell received his early education.  He graduated from the public schools of the town and then took a course at the University of Missouri, from where he graduated in 1890.  After his graduation he took a course in political economy and kindred subjects at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.  He studied law for a time in the office of Congressman Dougherty, and then went to Ann Arbor for a special law course, graduating from there in 1893.

After being admitted to the bar at Liberty, Mo., he came to Kansas City.  He was appointed by former Prosecuting Attorney James A. Reed an assistant prosecutor, and served throughout Mr. Reed's term of office from 1899 to 1900.  He is now an Assistant City Counselor.

    He has always been active in politics, and is a member of the Jackson County Club.  Aside from this, he holds membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, the Knights of Pythias and the Greek letter society, Kappa Alpha.  Mr. Howell enlisted at the outbreak of the Spanish was and was elected first lieutenant of Company F, Third Missouri Volunteers, and afterwards commissioned captain of Company A, Missouri Volunteers.  Mr. Howell is unmarried.
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