The Writings of North Todd Gentry


The following excerpt is from Wikipedia: North Todd Gentry (1866 – 1944) was a lawyer from Columbia, Missouri who served as Missouri Attorney General and justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri. He had a lifelong law practice in Columbia serving as president of the Boone County Bar. He was also considered an authority on local history and was a member of the Boone County Historical Society. He served in the Boone County Hospital Association and the Kiwanis Club. Gentry was a Freemason, Republican, and Presbyterian.

Gentry was born on March 2, 1866 the son of Thomas Benton and Marry Todd Gentry. He was the grandson of the first mayor of Columbia Richard Gentry and Ann Hawkins Gentry. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a law degree in 1888. His papers are held at the State Historical Society of Missouri. He and his wife adopted a daughter whose father died in a railroad accident on the Columbia Terminal Railroad. He died at age 78 on September 18, 1944.

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