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"JAMES H. McCoRD. the expansion of an excellent firm in a urban is a compendium of the growth and improvement of the town itself, for the latter is yet a meeting of fellows and their households, who're indirectly pointed out with the furthering of those transactions. the good urban of St. Joseph, with its heterogeneous industries and far-reaching exchange and trade, owes its remarkable progress and prosperity to its place as a dispensing middle of the goods of an unlimited kingdom, and its focus of creation; however it is not any much less indebted to the good enterprise homes, and the enterprising males who've built them from modest beginnings to extraordinary. dimension. one of many biggest and most crucial advertisement issues of St. Joseph is the wholesale grocery condo of Nave-McCord Mercantile corporation, which less than the directing head and hand of its president, James H. McCord, maintains to satisfy with the prosperity which it loved lower than its founder, the overdue James McCord."

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Among those whose character and services have lent dignity and distinction to the bench and bar of Northwest Missouri, Judge James has definite precedence, and he is numbered as one of the foremost members of the bar of Buchanan County. He has been engaged in the practice of his profession in the City of St. Joseph for more than thirty years, is known as a man of high attainments and exalted ideals, and is a citizen whose influence has been potent and benignant along those lines which touch and foster the social and material welfare of the community.

In August of the same year he established his residence in St. Joseph, Missouri, and here he studied law under the able preceptorship of Hon. Willard P. Hall, former governor of the state. state. Judge James has subordinated all other interests to the demands and exactions of his chosen profession, in which he has won advancement and high prestige through his technical alnlity, close application and conscientious service. He has deep appreciation of the dignity and responsibility of his profession and has at all times been unwavering in the observance of its highest ethics.

Subsequently he attended William Jewell College, at Liberty, when the school was held in the basement of the old Baptist church, before the new building was completed, and after completing his education returned to the homestead and continued to assist his father in his operations until the latter's death. At that time the heirs of the estate each received in the neighborhood of twelve hundred acres of land, O'Fallon Dougherty's share being 1,160 acres, which he improved and farmed. Under his eye there have been wrought many changes in this part of Northwest Missouri.

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