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Lawyers and Poetry
William Richard Hereford
"William Richard Hereford "Marcellus Rafferty"
was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, February 2, 1871. He received his
literary education at Randolph-Macon College. After several years
of active work with the Kansas City papers, he went to Harvard University
and took the course in law, and was admitted to the bar at Independence,
Missouri, in 1894. In 1895 he was appointed Secretary of the Legation
at Berne, Switzerland, by Minister J.L. Peak. His verses have been
received by the Kansas City papers, New York Recorder and
Sun, Harvard Lampoon, Puck, Judge,
The Dramatic Mirror, Harper's and Munsey Magazine."
William Richard Hereford, The Demagog (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1909)
___________________, When Fools Rush In (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1913)