Frank A. Faxon (1848-1912) Papers (KC0074)
Frank Faxon was born in Scituate, Massachusetts, and moved with his family to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1857 where he became associated with the drug company of B.W. Woodward and Company. When, Faxon moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1878, he became a partner in the firm of Faxon, Horton, and Gallagher. This wholesale drug company later became Faxon and Gallagher. Faxon's work in the field of wholesale drugs was important to Kansas City. However, his role in the Commercial Club (which later became the Chamber of Commerce) and his promotion of Kansas City represented his primary contribution to the metropolitan area. Faxon assisted in organizing the Commercial Club in 1887 and later became its third president. He is credited with selecting the Club's motto: "Make Kansas City a good place to live in."
These papers consist of nine speeches Faxon wrote and delivered. Also included is an unfinished autobiography of James C. Horton and a resolution written by Faxon and adopted by the Commercial Club honoring James K. Burnham. 1900-1911.
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