William A. Follett, the subject of this sketch and one of the well known attorneys of this section of the state, was born in Ottey, Marion county, Iowa, in 1869. He lived in Marion county until 1883, when he moved to Washington, Kansas, remaining there until 1890, when he came to Atlantic, where he has since resided. He attended college at Ottawa, Kansas for two years, and studied law after coming to Atlantic with H. G. Curtis, which continued until the latter's death. Since that time he has been in partnership with Gov. A. Curtis, the son of H. G. Curtis. He is the representative of the C. B. & O. railroad's interests in the county. In politics Mr. Follett is a staunch Republican and had charge of the County Central Committee for several terms. He was Atlantic City Attorney for some time and served on the library and school boards.
Mr. Follett is a member of the local lodge of Elks and a member of the Commercial Club. In the negotiations in regard to the sale of the A. N. & S. he has represented Receiver Harlan and the road and has done his work thoroughly and with a fidelity which characterizes his every professional act. He is a booster for Atlantic and her institutions and is always ready to lend his aid in helping along anything of benefit to the town and county.