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MEYERS, William K., attorney-at-law, was born in Bedford, Bedford county, Pa., September 27, 1867, and is the youngest son of Benjamin F. and Susan C. (Koontz) Meyers. In the spring of 1873 he removed to Harrisburg with his parents. His primary education was received in the public schools of Harrisburg, supplemented by a thorough course in the high school, from which he was graduated with the class of 1886, with the honor of valedictorian of the class. Immediately after completing his education in the high school he became connected with the editorial department of the Harrisburg Patriot. He subsequently studied law with the firm of Mumma & Shoop and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar in the spring of 1890. During the term of 1890 and 1891 he attended the law department of Yale College, New Haven, Conn., and was graduated from that institution with the class of June, 1891, receiving the degree of LL. B., and in July, 1891, began the practice of his chosen profession in Harrisburg.

Mr. Meyers was married in Harrisburg, November 14, 1893, to Miss Mary Hunter, daughter of George W. and Mary Hunter, both deceased, and to their union has been born one child, Mary Elizabeth, born April 23, 1895.

Mr. Meyers has held the office of chairman of the Democratic committee for five years, and was a delegate to the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1896. He is a member of the Episcopalian church and Mrs. Meyers belongs to the Presbyterian church.

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