JAMES DALEO (1962-63) #69As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.James Daleo (1902-1974) grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Washington Elementary School, located at Independence Avenue and Cherry Street, and Manual Training High School. He went to the University of Missouri and graduated from the Kansas City School of Law in 1922. In 1923 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and came back home to Kansas City to practice law.He married Helene Hornung and they had two sons.Mr. Daleo joined the Boy Scout organization in 1932 as a troop committeeman and later served on the regional and national Boy Scout Councils. He also encouraged the growth of scouting among Catholic youth and helped establish several Boy Scout and Cub Scout groups. Through scouting he met and became friends with H. Roe Bartle, lawyer, businessman and Scouting executive. Mr. Daleo served as legal counsel for the Boy Scouts for a number of years. He also became Mr. Bartle’s lawyer. Mr. Bartle was elected Kansas City’s Mayor in 1955.Mr. Daleo was involved in Democratic politics. In 1936-1937 he was the general counsel for the Democratic party organization in Kansas City. He was, for a period of time, aligned with James Pendergast, lawyer and president of the Jackson Democratic Club, who was the nephew of political boss Tom Pendergast. Mr. Daleo was appointed to the Park Board in June 1962 upon the resignation of Wade Rubick. He served until June of 1963.He continued practicing law and his involvement with the Boy Scout organization. On May 9, 1974, H. Roe Bartle died. A few days later Mr. Daleo attended the annual meeting of the Boy Scout national council. On Friday the 18th of May he delivered a eulogy to Mr. Bartle at the meeting. The next day, Mr. Daleo died of a heart attack. #KCParks #FromTheArchives

JAMES DALEO (1962-63) #69As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.James Daleo (1902-1974) grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.  He attended Washington Elementary School, located at Independence Avenue and Cherry Street, and Manual Training High School.  He went to the University of Missouri and graduated from the Kansas City School of Law in 1922.  In 1923 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and came back home to Kansas City to practice law.He married Helene Hornung and they had two sons.Mr. Daleo joined the Boy Scout organization in 1932 as a troop committeeman and later served on the regional and national Boy Scout Councils.  He also encouraged the growth of scouting among Catholic youth and helped establish several Boy Scout and Cub Scout groups. Through scouting he met and became friends with H. Roe Bartle, lawyer, businessman and Scouting executive. Mr. Daleo served as legal counsel for the Boy Scouts for a number of years. He also became Mr. Bartle’s lawyer.  Mr. Bartle was elected Kansas City’s Mayor in 1955.Mr. Daleo was involved in Democratic politics.  In 1936-1937 he was the general counsel for the Democratic party organization in Kansas City.  He was, for a period of time, aligned with James Pendergast, lawyer and president of the Jackson Democratic Club, who was the nephew of political boss Tom Pendergast. Mr. Daleo was appointed to the Park Board in June 1962 upon the resignation of Wade Rubick. He served until June of 1963.He continued practicing law and his involvement with the Boy Scout organization.  On May 9, 1974, H. Roe Bartle died.  A few days later Mr. Daleo attended the annual meeting of the Boy Scout national council.  On Friday the 18th of May he delivered a eulogy to Mr. Bartle at the meeting. The next day, Mr. Daleo died of a heart attack. #KCParks #FromTheArchives

JAMES DALEO (1962-63) #69As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.James Daleo (1902-1974) grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.  He attended Washington Elementary School, located at Independence Avenue and Cherry Street, and Manual Training High School.  He went to the University of Missouri and graduated from the Kansas City School of Law in 1922.  In 1923 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and came back home to Kansas City to practice law.He married Helene Hornung and they had two sons.Mr. Daleo joined the Boy Scout organization in 1932 as a troop committeeman and later served on the regional and national Boy Scout Councils.  He also encouraged the growth of scouting among Catholic youth and helped establish several Boy Scout and Cub Scout groups. Through scouting he met and became friends with H. Roe Bartle, lawyer, businessman and Scouting executive. Mr. Daleo served as legal counsel for the Boy Scouts for a number of years. He also became Mr. Bartle’s lawyer.  Mr. Bartle was elected Kansas City’s Mayor in 1955.Mr. Daleo was involved in Democratic politics.  In 1936-1937 he was the general counsel for the Democratic party organization in Kansas City.  He was, for a period of time, aligned with James Pendergast, lawyer and president of the Jackson Democratic Club, who was the nephew of political boss Tom Pendergast. Mr. Daleo was appointed to the Park Board in June 1962 upon the resignation of Wade Rubick. He served until June of 1963.He continued practicing law and his involvement with the Boy Scout organization.  On May 9, 1974, H. Roe Bartle died.  A few days later Mr. Daleo attended the annual meeting of the Boy Scout national council.  On Friday the 18th of May he delivered a eulogy to Mr. Bartle at the meeting. The next day, Mr. Daleo died of a heart attack. #KCParks #FromTheArchives
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