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John O'Grady

John O'Grady was born in County Wexford, Ireland, October 14, 1850, and was educated in the city of Wexford, where he subsequently studied law and was admitted to the bar.

     In 1870 he came to this country, and after a brief stay in New York located in Osage Mission, Kas., where he practiced  law for four years.  Soon after his arrival there the boy of twenty was elected Mayor of the town, and what is more he made a good mayor.  From Osage Mission he went to St. Louis, where he engaged in practice with Joseph Robinson.

     In 1888 he came to Kansas City, and has ever since been a prominent figure in the public and professional life of the town.

     Upon his arrival here he became a member of the firm of Robinson, O'Grady & Harkless, but is now and has been for some time a member of the firm of Harkless, O'Grady & Crysler.

     He was for several years captain and judge advocate of the Third Regiment, and has long been a prominent member of the Commercial Club.  He is also a member of various other organizations, and while never an office-seeker has always been a staunch Democrat.
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