Henry C. Solomon was born in Georgia in 1857, but
spent his boyhood in Kansas, his parents having removed to that State
when he was still an infant.
After completing courses in the public and
high schools, he attended college at Milwaukee, Wis., where he took a
thorough four years' course. He then entered Washington
University at St. Louis, and was graduated from the law and literary
department in 1877.
He was admitted to the bar in Missouri but
first swung his shingle to the breeze in Atchison, Kas.
Carrying his Democracy with him from Georgia,
Mr. Solomon flew his colors boldly in Republican Kansas, and served
terms as City Attorney of Atchison and then Prosecuting Attorney.
In 1894 he was nominated for Congress by the
Democrats of that District, and came within a few votes of overcoming
the large Republican majority.
Mr. Solomon came to Kansas City in 1898, and
became a member of the law firm Wollman, Solomon & Cooper.