Henry Saint Julian was born July 23, 1862, in
Franklin, Kentucky. He received his education in the public
schools and in the Kentucky Military Institute.
Deciding upon the legal profession, he
entered the law department of the University of Michigan, and
immediately after his graduation in 1885 came to Kansas City, where he
commenced to practice.
He was elected to the Legislature in 1891,
and served as a member of the Assembly until 1895. While at
Jefferson City he introduced the bill to tax franchises, which, while
it failed of passage by a narrow margin, paved the way for later
legislation. Mr. Julian was also one of the first men to agitate
the question of municipal ownership of the waterworks and in 1898
secured the insertion of the municipal ownership plank in the
He was appointed Chief of Police in 1897, and
during his tenure of office put a stop to the foot-pad reign of terror
by issuing orders to "shoot to kill."
At the outbreak of the late war with Spain he
was commissioned Major of the Fifth Missouri, and served until peace
A Democrat all his life, he has served in
every campaign on the City or County Committees, and is high in the
councils of his party.