Sanford Burritt Ladd, one of the foremost members of
the bar and a lawyer of rare ability, was born at Milford, Michigan,
September 11, 1844. He was educated at the University of
Michigan, and began the study of law under the Hon. G. V. N. Lothrop,
of Detroit, afterwards Minister to Russia.
Mr. Ladd was admitted to the bar in Michigan
in 1868, and in the same year located at Kansas City. The
following year he formed a partnership with John C. Gage, into which
Chas. E. Small was admitted in 1882, composing the well-known firm of
Gage, Ladd, & Small.
Mr. Ladd was president of the Kansas City Bar
Association from 1892 to 1893, and his friends have urged him to make
the race for the Supreme Bench on the Republican ticket.
In 1870 Mr. Ladd was married to Miss Clara L.
Fuller, the sweetheart of his college days, at Ann Arbor. Mr.
and Mrs. Ladd reside in one of the handsomest residences in Hyde Park.
Mr. Ladd is noted at the bar for his clear,
concise presentation of a case, demonstrating the possession of an