Huggins, William L. (William Lloyd), 1865-1941
William Lloyd Huggins was born in Ohio on May 14, 1865, the son of Nancy (Diboll) and Milton Huggins. He came to Kansas in 1885 where he spent time as a farm hand, a teacher, a principal, and a superintendent. In 1897 he was admitted to the bar and he served as presiding judge of the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations, through which role he wrote and published Labor and Democracy.
Huggins married Emma E. Spohr in 1898, and the couple had three children: William L., Mary E., and Margaret. Judge Huggins lived and practiced as a lawyer and jurist in Emporia, Kansas for most of his life before dying on May 23, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri.