LEWIS DYSART (1963-67) #70As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Lewis Alfred Dysart (1924-2015) was born in Hallsville, Missouri near Columbia. He attended Hickman High School in Columbia (notable for their mascot the “Kewpie”). He attained the rank of Eagle Scout.In World War II Lewis served for three years in the Army Air Force. He helped set-up and operate the first Air Force Radar Bomb Scoring Unit to train B-29 crews to use radar. The training was done at Kansas City’s airport located near downtown. He married his first wife, Helen Crosby in 1945 in Kansas City. Mr. Dysart graduated from the University of Michigan’s Law School in 1949 and came back to Kansas City to practice law. He also graduated from the University of Chicago’s pre-meteorology school and the University of Missouri’s Business School.In 1951, Mr. Dysart was one of the founders of the Southwest Youth Court, a safety and educational program involving several Kansas City high schools; he served as counsel for the Youth Court for ten years. A form of “Youth Court” exists today through the Jackson County Family Court in collaboration with the Kansas City Police Department.Mr. Dysart was appointed as a commissioner to the Kansas City Park Board in 1963. He served until 1971.In the 1950s, Mr. Dysart was a partner of the Reeder, Griffin and Dysart law firm. The firm eventually became the Dysart Taylor Law Firm where Mr. Dysart was the Senior Partner and later Chairman of the Board. Upon his death in 2015, Mr. Dysart’s skills, wisdom and insight were credited in the growth of the firm over the years. He was a long time member of a number of professional and local organizations and clubs. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, his three children and five stepchildren, and their families. #KCParks #FromTheArchives

LEWIS DYSART (1963-67) #70As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Lewis Alfred Dysart (1924-2015) was born in Hallsville, Missouri near Columbia.  He attended Hickman High School in Columbia (notable for their mascot the “Kewpie”). He attained the rank of Eagle Scout.In World War II Lewis served for three years in the Army Air Force.  He helped set-up and operate the first Air Force Radar Bomb Scoring Unit to train B-29 crews to use radar.  The training was done at Kansas City’s airport located near downtown.  He married his first wife, Helen Crosby in 1945 in Kansas City. Mr. Dysart graduated from the University of Michigan’s Law School in 1949 and came back to Kansas City to practice law.  He also graduated from the University of Chicago’s pre-meteorology school and the University of Missouri’s Business School.In 1951, Mr. Dysart was one of the founders of the Southwest Youth Court, a safety and educational program involving several Kansas City high schools; he served as counsel for the Youth Court for ten years. A form of “Youth Court” exists today through the Jackson County Family Court in collaboration with the Kansas City Police Department.Mr. Dysart was appointed as a commissioner to the Kansas City Park Board in 1963. He served until 1971.In the 1950s, Mr. Dysart was a partner of the Reeder, Griffin and Dysart law firm.  The firm eventually became the Dysart Taylor Law Firm where Mr. Dysart was the Senior Partner and later Chairman of the Board. Upon his death in 2015, Mr. Dysart’s skills, wisdom and insight were credited in the growth of the firm over the years. He was a long time member of a number of professional and local organizations and clubs.  He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, his three children and five stepchildren, and their families. #KCParks #FromTheArchives

LEWIS DYSART (1963-67) #70As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Lewis Alfred Dysart (1924-2015) was born in Hallsville, Missouri near Columbia.  He attended Hickman High School in Columbia (notable for their mascot the “Kewpie”). He attained the rank of Eagle Scout.In World War II Lewis served for three years in the Army Air Force.  He helped set-up and operate the first Air Force Radar Bomb Scoring Unit to train B-29 crews to use radar.  The training was done at Kansas City’s airport located near downtown.  He married his first wife, Helen Crosby in 1945 in Kansas City. Mr. Dysart graduated from the University of Michigan’s Law School in 1949 and came back to Kansas City to practice law.  He also graduated from the University of Chicago’s pre-meteorology school and the University of Missouri’s Business School.In 1951, Mr. Dysart was one of the founders of the Southwest Youth Court, a safety and educational program involving several Kansas City high schools; he served as counsel for the Youth Court for ten years. A form of “Youth Court” exists today through the Jackson County Family Court in collaboration with the Kansas City Police Department.Mr. Dysart was appointed as a commissioner to the Kansas City Park Board in 1963. He served until 1971.In the 1950s, Mr. Dysart was a partner of the Reeder, Griffin and Dysart law firm.  The firm eventually became the Dysart Taylor Law Firm where Mr. Dysart was the Senior Partner and later Chairman of the Board. Upon his death in 2015, Mr. Dysart’s skills, wisdom and insight were credited in the growth of the firm over the years. He was a long time member of a number of professional and local organizations and clubs.  He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, his three children and five stepchildren, and their families. #KCParks #FromTheArchives
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