JOHN HARRIS LIPSCOMB (1890-1892)As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.John Harris Lipscomb was born in the unincorporated area called Dallas, south of where 103rd Street, east of State Line in Kansas City is today. His father, Joel settled there in 1839. John’s mother, Henrietta Harris Lipscomb, was the daughter of John Harris, early Westport pioneer and who built a home in Westport that is still there today – the Harris House at 40th and Baltimore, moved from its original location on Westport Road.John Harris Lipscomb studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1878. In 1890, he was appointed by Jackson County judges to the newly formed Board of Park Commissioners for Kansas City. The other county appointee to the Board was George Holmes.Mr. Lipscomb practiced law until 1905 at which time he went into the real estate business. He was involved in Democratic politics throughout his life. He served on the Board of Election Commissioners for two terms, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Real Estate Board. #KCParks | KC Parks Instagram Photos

JOHN HARRIS LIPSCOMB (1890-1892)As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all 104 Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.John Harris Lipscomb was born in the unincorporated area called Dallas, south of where 103rd Street, east of State Line in Kansas City is today. His father, Joel settled there in 1839. John’s mother, Henrietta Harris Lipscomb, was the daughter of John Harris, early Westport pioneer and who built a home in Westport that is still there today – the Harris House at 40th and Baltimore, moved from its original location on Westport Road.John Harris Lipscomb studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1878. In 1890, he was appointed by Jackson County judges to the newly formed Board of Park Commissioners for Kansas City. The other county appointee to the Board was George Holmes.Mr. Lipscomb practiced law until 1905 at which time he went into the real estate business. He was involved in Democratic politics throughout his life. He served on the Board of Election Commissioners for two terms, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Real Estate Board. #KCParks

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