A. S. Van Valkenburgh, assistant United States
Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, was born August 22,
1862, at Syracuse, New York. When he was seven years old his
parents moved to Illinois for four years and then to Michigan, where
Mr. Van Valkenburgh was graduated from the State University in 1884
with the degree of B.A.
Mr. Van Valkenburgh came to Kansas City
October 25, 1885, and studied law in the office of Dobson &
Douglass. He was admitted to the bar in 1888, and soon afterward
formed a law partnership with D. J. Haff. He continued in the
firm of Haff & Van Valkenburgh until June, 1898, when he was
appointed to the place of Assistant in the United States Attorney's
Mr. Van Valkenburgh is a leading member of
the Bar Association, a charter member of the University Club, and an
He was married to Miss Grace Ingold, of
Kansas City, noted as a singer, September 25, 1889.