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
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