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Hunter M. Meriwether

Hunter M. Meriwether was born in Crittenden County, Arkansas, July 21, 1861.  His early education was in Kentucky, but he was graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., both literary and law departments, in 1883 and 1885.

     He came to Kansas City in 1885, and was admitted to the bar in the same year.  Mr. Meriwether is perhaps best known a the man who reclaimed the river front land in the West Bottoms.

     He is president of the Federal Investment Company, which has this work in hand.

     Mr. Meriwether was appointed by the County Court, attorney for the Collector of Revenue, serving from 1890-1900.

     In 1887, in Bowling Green, Ky., he was married to Lucy Underwood Western.  They have two children. 

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