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Jones, Clifford C
Grant, William T
Floyd E Sageser
L P Cookingham
. ..Presenting W. E. Bixby: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Walter Bixby, or Ed Bixby, president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company and head of the American Life Convention. Native of Illinois starting out as an oil worker...
. ..Presenting W. T. Grant: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about William Grant, or Tom Grant, president of the Business Men's Assurance Company with offices in the old B. M. A. Building across from Union Station. Native of Ohio raised...
100 Years in Kansas City
Images and article describing the histories of five Kansas City businesses over 100 years old. The article also includes a list of businesses 50 years old or more.
2003 Special Medical Edition: Kansas City's Top Doctors
September 1, 2003
The magazine contains Ingram's Special Medical Edition which includes a listing of top doctors, articles on health related topics, and lists which include the top area hospitals and medical centers, independent...
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
A Cure for the Blues? Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Self-Prescribed Treatment. ..
Prognosis for the giant health care insurer improving after several problems in the early 1980s.
A Midtown Renaissance
Article about the revitalization of Westport and/or Midtown Kansas City, including business organizations and neighborhood associations reclaiming the area after decades of post-war suburban flight, through...
A New Business Firm
One paragraph of biography about Eugene Jaccard, "retir[ing] from active participation with the well known jewelry firm bearing his name and engag[ing] with Mr. Johnson in the insurance business at 500...
Admiral Sidney W. Souers and President Truman
Photos and biographical article about President Harry Truman and his appointee to "director of central intelligence in 1946" (and later executive secretary of the National Security Council), Sidney Souers...
An Uneasy Peace Settles over Valentine
Article about the distinctive architecture and character of the Valentine residential area between 31st and 39th Streets, Broadway Boulevard, and Southwest Trafficway largely owned and maintained by the...
Baseball: What Every Team Needs
Photos and article about the Kansas City Athletics (or Kansas City A's) baseball team purchased by Charlie Finley ("[a] cigar-chewing Chicago insurance salesman") in 1961 and promoted with various odd...
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Fast changing industry outpacing insurance company's adaptation capability.
Blue Cross--Blue Shield
Articles about the local histories of national insurance companies Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Blue Cross established here in 1938 as "Group Hospital Service, Inc. of Kansas City" and Blue...
BMA's Golden Year
Photo and obituary for BMA founder W. T. Grant, or William Grant.
Business: Collins Company Marks 100th Anniversary
History of the Collins Construction Company, founded in 1880, and some of the construction industry in general in the Kansas City area. Location in 1980 at 1030 Pawnee Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.
Business: Financial Guardian Makes Quiet Growth
History of the Financial Guardian company, an insurance brokerage firm started in 1970 at 912 Baltimore Avenue and moving with expansion to the "penthouse suite atop the Penntower Building at 3100 Broadway"...
Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr.
June 14, 2008
Obituary for Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr., who died on March 10, 2008. He was born May 19, 1909, and was the great-great-grandson of Kansas City pioneer Thomas A. Smart. Among other things he was a member...
City Manager Appointments
Notice of the appointment of William Drennon, "retired insurance executive," as city manager of Kansas City, Missouri.
Ed Wright Helped Preserve Local History
Photo and biographical article about Edward Wright, Jr., "life-long resident of Jackson County," a former insurance executive, and donor of his collection of historical papers to the Jackson County Historical...
Drawings of building plans. Part of the Knickerbocker Apartments to be demolished, making way for computer center, to which editorial objects for planning reasons.
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