Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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The subject of this sketch is Theodore Laing, an attorney of Concordia. Mr. Laing is a living example of what application and determination will do toward mastering the waves of adversity. He is entirely self-made.

In the early days of Cloud county he had a hard struggle, having just entered upon the practice of his profession. He now stands pre-eminently in the front ranks of the able attorneys of the county. Mr. Laing studied law under various conditions - in the corn field, at school and in different offices under various attorneys. Mr. Laing is a native of Virginia, born in 1846. His parents were John and Elizabeth Laing.

Mr. Laing came to Cloud county in 1872, and, settling in Clyde, opened a law office, where he remained four years, and came to Concordia. Politically he is a Republican and has served three terms as attorney of Cloud county. Mr. Laing has been publicly identified with the interests of Concordia and Cloud county ever since his advent in the state. He is interested in farming and owns considerable real estate, among which is the building known as the "Iron Block" on Sixth street, and lives in one of the handsome residences on West Fifth street.