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Below is a family biography included in History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens by James L. King, published by Richmond & Arnold, 1905.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Albert Newman, who is now serving his second term as county clerk of Shawnee County, is one of the most efficient officers the county has ever had and is exceedingly popular, not only in his own party, but among that class of independents who recognize and commend merit wherever they find it. He has been a prominent citizen of Topeka during the past decade, and has been especially prominent in political circles, being one of the local leaders of the Republican party.

Mr. Newman was born at Falls City, Nebraska, September 3, 1873, and is one of a family of five children born to M. J. and Rachel (Marks) Newman. He was reared and educated at Omaha, Nebraska, and has been a resident of Topeka since 1894. He attained success as manager of both opera houses in this city, a position he held for a number of years. During the years of 1899 and 1900 he was secretary of the Republican County Central Committee, and in 1901 was elected county clerk on the Republican ticket by a majority of 3,780 over his opponent, P. H. Miller. His increasing popularity was attested in 1904 when he was reelected by a majority of 5,043, a silent tribute to his efficiency as a public servant.

On April 5, 1898, Mr. Newman was joined in marriage with Sadie Snadtinger, by whom he has a son, Victor. Fraternally he is a Mason of the 32nd degree, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He is also treasurer of the First District Congressional Committee. Mr. Newman resides with his family in a pleasant home at No. 923 Monroe street.

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This family biography is one of 206 biographies included in History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens by James L. King, published by Richmond & Arnold, 1905.  For the complete description, click here: Shawnee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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