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Charles Linley, county treasurer of Atchison county and a resident of the county seat, was born in that city, which is still his home, July 10, 1867. His father, Dr. J. M. Linley, is one of the early settlers and leading physicians of Atchison and has secured a very liberal patronage as a member of the medical fraternity, his skill and ability winning him prestige among medical practitioners in this part of the state. He is a native of Kentucky, as is his wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary A. Hubbard.

Under the parental roof Charles Linley spent his boyhood days and when he had mastered the rudimentary branches of learning he entered the high school, and still later continued his education in the State University at Lawrence, Kansas, where he pursued his studies through several terms. Thus well equipped with broad knowledge for the practical and responsible duties of life, he entered the First National Bank of Atchison, where he was employed in various capacities for seven years. On the expiration of that period he accepted the position of deputy treasurer, under J. C. McCully, and was continued in the position under William Bowman, Mr. McCully's successor. In the fall of 1899 he was elected to the office, and his long experience as deputy well qualified him for the able discharge of the responsible duties devolving upon him.

In June, 1890, Mr. Linley was united in marriage to Miss Maria Riddell, of Atchison, and to them has been born a son, Robert. In his political affiliations Mr. Linley has always been a Republican, firm in support of the principles of the party. He has served for two years as a member of the school board of Atchison, and for three years has been secretary of the Republican central committee. He has also served on the county central committee and does all in his power to promote the growth and insure the success of his party, whose platform, he believes, embodies the best elements of good government.