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James Chadwick Reiger

James Chadwick Reiger, the well known lawyer, was born September 30, 1855. in Beaufort, North Carolina.  His parents moved to Kansas City in 1871.  In the Kansas City High School and the University of Michigan Mr. Reiger derived his education.  He began the study of law in the office of Brubmack & Traber, and was admitted to the bar in 1876.

     For several years he was attorney for the Bank of Commerce and for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.

     From 1891 to 1894 he was Mayor of Westport, having been elected to that place of honor during his absence in Florida and without his knowledge.  As Mayor of Westport, he was instrumental in engineering a great part of the public improvements of that aristocratic suburb.

     Mr. Reiger was married August 27, 1876, to Miss Lillian A. Nierly.  They have four children.

     Both Mr. Rieger and his wife are of German extraction.
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