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William Coulling Perry

William Coulling Perry was born in Essex County, England, October 28, 1854.  He grew to manhood on the farm where he was born, receiving his education in the country schools.

     In 1873 he came to America and located in Ft. Scott, Kas.  Deciding upon the profession of law, he entered the offices of General Charles W. Blair, and after two years of study was admitted to the bar in 1875.  He was afterwards admitted to partnership with General Blair.

     Mr. Perry took an active interest in Kansas politics from the commencement of his residence in Ft. Scott, and identified himself prominently with the Democratic party, and was chairman of the Democratic State Committee during several important campaigns.

     In 1884 he was appointed United States District Attorney by President Cleveland, and in 1892, when Mr. Cleveland was elected again, he appointed Mr. Perry a second time to that important office.

     Mr. Perry came to Kansas City in 1899, and is now a member of the law firm of Holmes & Perry.

     He married Miss Massey, of Washington, D. C., in 1887, and they have two children, W. C., Jr., and Katherine.
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