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James Franklin Spalding

James Franklin Spalding was born at Ypsilanti, Michigan, July 28, 1835.  When he was six years old his parents moved to Ann Arbor, where he was reared.  In 1860 he was graduated from the University of Michigan, and three years later received the degree of A.M.

After graduation he taught one year in the Union High School of Ann Arbor, and then three years in Bryant & Stratton's Detroit Business College.

     Professor Spalding came to Kansas City in 1865, and on October 25 of that year he and his father, E. H. Spalding founded Spalding's Commercial College, now one of the largest institutions of the kind in the West.

     Professor Spalding is the author of several works on book-keeping, and is recognized as one of the most thorough and painstaking instructors in the country.
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