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Jay H. Neff

Jay H. Neff, American publisher, mayor. Member Missouri Republican.


  • Neff, Jay H. was born on July 6, 1854 in Hartford City, Indiana, United States. Son of Andrew J. and Ann Hasseltine (Chaffee) Neff.

  • Education

    • Educated Winchester (Indiana) public schools and Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Indiana, graduate 1877.


    • 2d, Kansas City, Missoury, November 25, 1896, Sarah M. Green. Teacher public schools, 1872-1878. Lawyer, 1879-1882; reporter and editor, 1882-1886.

      Publisher since June 9, 1886. Now president Drovers’ Telegram Company and Journal-Stockman Сompany. Vice president Reporter Publishing Company.

      President National Gold & Copper Company, Terre Bonne Rice & Land Сompany. Vice president Crescent Asphalt Company, Bolen-Darnell Coal Company Republican. Nominee for Congress, 5th Missouri district, 1896.

      Mayor Kansas City since April 17, 1904.


    Member Missouri Republican.


    • Married 1st, Winchester, Indiana, December 8, 1887, Ellen Ward.
    • father: Andrew J. Neff
    • mother: Ann Hasseltine (Chaffee) Neff
    • spouse: Winchester
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