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Alexander New

Alexander New, Kansas City Attorney

Alexander New was born in Wabash, Indiana, his parents having been natives of Germany.  As a boy he learned the saddler's trade, and saved up enough money to pay his expenses at Washington and Jefferson College, at Washington, Penn., where he took a thorough literary course.  Returning home, he read law in Wabash and then in Indianapolis, and was admitted to the bar before the late Walter Q. Gresham.

     He came to Kansas City in 1888, and for nine years was associated with Henry Wollman.  He then formed the firm of New & Palmer, and later the firm of New & Krauthoff, but in 1899 the existing firm of Karnes, New & Krauthoff was formed.

     Until recently, Mr. New was widely famed for his activity and ability as a trial lawyer, but of late years his work has been chiefly confined to the office, his corporation clientele being very large.

     Mr. New's one dissipation is the manifestation of public spirit.  He is chairman of the Commercial Club's Committee on Municipal Legislation, and has given freely of his time to that important work.  He is also attorney for the board of directors of Convention Hall.  He is a member of the Kansas City Club, the local Bar Association, a member of the State Council of the State Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association. 
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