Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Thomas N. Sedgwick

THOMAS N. SEDGWICK, who is a prominent member of the legal profession, located at Parsons, Kansas, is general attorney far the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, an office he has filled in a most capable manner since 1880.

Mr. Sedgwick was born in Shelby county, Illinois, in 1848, and was reared and schooled in Moultrie county. He taught school a few years, and in 1870 located in Emporia, Kansas. He began the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1873. He then followed a general practice in Emporia, with such success that the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company tendered him the position of general attorney of the road, which he accepted January 1, 1889. During his practice at Emporia, he was first associated with C. N. Sterry, who is now general attorney for the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company, and later, with Hon. L. B. Kellogg, formerly attorney general of the state of Kansas. Mr. Sedgwick took up his residence in Parsons in 1896, although he has maintained his office in the city since 1891. He is very prominent among the members of the legal profession of Labette county, and is held in high esteem by the citizens of Parsons.

In 1880, Mr. Sedgwick was united in marriage with Flora Frederick, by whom he has three children, as follows: Edith P., who is studying music in Chicago, Illinois; Fred S., a student; and Mary Alma. Politically, the subject of this sketch is a Republican, and while engaged in general practice took an active part in politics. He served as county attorney of Lyon county for six years.