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Charles N. Seidlitz

Charles N. Seidlitz was born February 10, 1860, in Port Gibson, Mississippi, but his boyhood was spent in Keokuk, Ia., where his parents removed when he was five years old.  After going through the public and high schools of Keokuk he sailed for Europe, and continued his studies in Berlin.  He later entered the great mining school at Clausthal, and studied mining engineering. 

   For five years he remained abroad, studying in Germany, and spending his vacations in touring the other European countries, and then returned to Keokuk in 1880.  He at once left for Colorado, where he engaged in mining for three years, at the end of which time he came to Kansas City, where he has ever since lived.

   He was for some time connected with the National Bank of Commerce as a teller, then with the First National in a similar capacity, and from there went into the City Treasurer's office as a chief deputy.  He was also appointed City Treasurer to fill out an unexpired term.  From 1892 to 1896, under the Cleveland administration, Mr. Seidlitz filled the position of Assistant Postmaster, and at the expiration of his term he went into the insurance business.  He has held several important positions, but is now with the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York as manager of the Northwestern Missouri and Eastern Kansas.

     Mr. Seidlitz married Miss Cora Riggs of Covington, Ky., in 1884, and they have one boy.
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