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Gardiner Lathrop
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Gardiner Lathrop was born at Waukesha, Wisconsin, February 16, 1850.  His father, John W. Lathrop, was the first president of the State University of Missouri, and first chancellor of the State University of Wisconsin.  Mr. Lathrop is one of the most widely known lawyers in the State.  His boyhood was spent at Madison, Wis.  He is a graduate of Yale, '69; the Missouri State University, '67; and received a law degree at Harvard in '73.

     Mr. Lathrop opened his office in Kansas City September 1, 1873, his various firms having been Lathrop & Smith Lathrop, Smith & Morrow; Lathrop, Morrow & Fox; Lathrop, Morrow, Fox & Moore.

     He was president of the Bar Association in 1895, is president of the Yale Alumni Association of the Southwest, a member of the Commercial Club and Board of Education, and is vice-president of the Board of Curators of the Missouri State University.

     Mr. Lathrop was married to Miss Eva Grant, of Kansas City, January 16, 1879.  They have five children.  He has been solicitor for the A., T & S. F. Railroad for Missouri and Iowa for many years.  His firm is counsel for the Kansas City Southern also.  Mr. Lathrop also represents the Pullman and Wells-Fargo companies.
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