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William Clopton Michaels

William Clopton Michaels was born January 25, 1871, at Alton, Illinois.  His boyhood was spent at Ft. Dodge, Iowa.  When sixteen years old he left the High School at Fort Dodge, and railroaded for several years.  In 1892 he entered the University of Virginia.  The next year he went to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and was graduated from the law school there in 1895.

     Mr. Michaels came to Kansas City, and was admitted to the bar November 25, 1895, entering the law office of Haff & Van Valkenburgh.  Mr. Van Valkenburgh was subsequently appointed Assistant United States District Attorney, and the firm became, January 1, 1902, Haff & Michaels.

     Mr. Michaels was married April 19, 1899, to Miss Nannie Stone Wilson, of Independence, Mo.  They have one child, William Wilson Michaels.
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