Herman F. Lang was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 2,
1858. He spent his youth there, and received his education in
the public schools. In 1876, when eighteen year old, he came out
to Leavenworth, Kas., where he engaged in business. In 1886 he
removed to Kansas City, and established the saddlery business of H. F.
Lang & Co. In 1894 he became secretary and treasurer of the
Morrill-Keitz Furnishing Goods Company, which does business not only
in Kansas City, but tributary territory.
Since his advent, Mr. Lang has always been
active in movements tending to make for Kansas City's growth and
prosperity. He was one of the organizers of the Kansas City
Karnival Krewe, and in 1902 was elected a member of the board of
directors of Convention Hall, and is now serving on the Executive
Committee. Mr. Lang is also a member of the Commercial Club, the
United Commercial Travelers, and the Manufacturers' Association.
He was married to Miss Kate Dickson in
Leavenworth, Ka., December 1, 1891, and they have three children, two
boys and one girl.