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This photograph, which was made from a glass plate negative, shows attorney Michael Westernhouse Sutton in his office in Dodge City, Kansas. Sutton was born in Orange County, New York in 1848 and raised in Tompkins County, living there until November, 1867. He then moved with his family to Johnson County, Missouri, where he attended school. He began reading law and was admitted to the bar in March 1872 at Warrensburg, Missouri. After the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Company B, Sixth Regiment New York Heavy Artillery in February 1863. Sutton was mustered out August 24, 1865. He came to Kansas in May 1872, where he settled and practiced law in Wellington until December. Then in Medicine Lodge he practiced private law and served as the Barber County attorney for two years. In June 1876, when he moved to Dodge City, he established the firm of Sutton & Wenie. In 1879, he married Florence E. Clemons, of Genesee County, New York and the couple had one child. He served as Ford County Attorney from November 1, 1876 until March 1882. An avid prohibitionist, Sutton served in the Kansas House of Representatives in 1893.

Date: Between 1890 and 1895

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Item Number: 440237
Call Number: FK2.F2 D.73 P.Sut *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440237

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