William Chick Scarritt was born March 31, 1861, in
Kansas City, Missouri, his being a pioneer family. He went to
the public schools of the town, for it was not then a city, and then
entered Central College at Fayette, Mo., from which he was graduated
in 1881. He decided upon law as a profession, and accordingly
enrolled as a student in Boston University, and took his degree there
in 1883. He also studied law for a while in the office of his
brother, Judge Edward L.
Scarritt, with whom he was afterwards
associated in the practice of his profession. He is now a member
of the law firm of Scarritt, Griffith, &
Mr. Scarritt has always been interested in
public matters, and in 1897 was appointed as member of the Board of
Police Commissioners by Governor Stephens, but resigned before the
expiration of his term. He is a member of the Commercial Club, the
local Bar Association, and also belongs to the Evanston Golf Club.
He was married to Miss Francis Davis, of
Hannibal Mo., in 1884, and they have five children, William H.,
Frances M., Arthur Davis, Dorothy Anne, and Virginia.