Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 593-594 transcribed by Kayla Duree, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on 10/23/00.

Arch A. Young

ARCH A. YOUNG. - A man of scholarly attainments, talented and cultured, Arch A. Young, an able and influential lawyer of Bonner Springs, has won success through a wise and systematic application of his abilities to the profession of his choice. Born in Maryland January 26, 1879 he laid a substantial foundation for his future education in the public schools and in an academical course, and at the age of eighteen began the study of law. In August, 1900, he was admitted to all the courts of Maryland and to the United States District and Circuit Courts.

Beginning the practice of law in his native state, Mr. Young made rapid progress and developed a wonderful capacity for concentrated work, at the same time displaying especial adaptability for criminal cases. In the latter branch of his profession he built up an extensive and lucrative tri-state practice in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, for a number of years figuring prominently in every criminal case of note in those states. Mr. Young was likewise particularly successful in the handling of damage suits, being identified with a number of cases made famous by reason of the people and precedents involved.

Owing to a serious operation for appendicitis, Mr. Young was forced to relinquish all work for a year, and in October, 1909, under the advice of his physician, he came west to recuperate his health and strength, locating in Missouri. Finding the place attractive and the climate beneficial, he decided to remain somewhere in the west. Noting in a Kansas City paper an advertisement by Philo M. Clark, of Bonner Springs, Wyandotte county, he visited the city and was so charmed with the town, its improvements, environments and business opportunities that he decided to cast his business career with the "Sunflower state." Inasmuch as he had no ties binding him to the east, and as his law practice, which had been neglected throughout his illness, would require rebuilding, Mr. Young opened a law office in Bonner Springs, and is fast winning his way to a leading position among the foremost attorneys of this part of the state.

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