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Dudley Thomas

Dudley Thomas was born on a farm in Carroll County, Missouri, September 12, 1867.  He worked in the fields in summer, and in winter attended the district school.

     In 1890 he left the farm and moved into Carrollton.  Engaging in the loan and real estate business, he scored a success from the very first.  In 1890 he closed up his affairs in Carrollton, and, coming to Kansas City, accepted a position with a prominent life insurance company.

     His energy and address made his record something to be proud of.  He is the only life insurance agent in the history of the town to write two $100,000 policies.

     It was not long until Mr. Thomas was  offered the general agency of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company at this point, and, accepting the place, he proceeded to run their business up from almost nothing to a decidedly large amount.

     Finally deciding to work for himself rather than for others, he resigned his position in the summer of 1902 and formed the Security Trust Company, of which he is the president.
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