William B. Chalfant was born in Atchison, Kansas. William B. ChalfantEducated in the local high school, he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. Post secondary education: Benedictine College, University of Maryland, graduated University of Kansas with a BS degree with a concentration in history. Married Ruth Chalfant, daughter Julie Chalfant Capes. He resides in rural Easton, Kansas.