WADE D. RUBICK (1959-62) #68As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Wade Drew Rubick (1921-2014) was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His oratory skills developed at an early age; he won several speaking contests as a teenager and gave talks and taught at his church, the Independence Boulevard Christian Church, while still in high school.Wade joined the R.O.T.C. in high school and went into the Army in 1943 during World War II, assigned to the Pacific Theater and later in the occupation of Japan. He stayed in the Army Reserves until 1981, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.In 1941 before the War, Wade graduated from Park College and, following the War, he earned his law degree at the University of Missouri. He practiced law in Kansas City and continued doing public speaking for various groups. Wade was executive secretary of the Blue Valley Manufacturers and Business Men’s Association and participated in several civic organizations. He continued to be very active in his church and church activities. In 1959, Mr. Rubick was appointed to the Park Board. In 1962, he was offered a job in Indianapolis, Indiana as attorney and investment counsel to the United Christian Missionary Society. Upon his appointment he said how sorry he was to have to leave Kansas City, a place he loved, but the new position was something he had wanted to do for many years.In 1964, he married Margaret Clark. They had two children.Mr. Rubick lived in Indianapolis for the rest of his life. He remained very involved in his profession, church and civic activities, working with both young and old. Upon his death at age 87, his obituary said, “He was a friend to many and never met a stranger.” [Indianapolis Star, Aug. 6, 2014] #KCParks #FromTheArchives

WADE D. RUBICK (1959-62) #68As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Wade Drew Rubick (1921-2014) was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His oratory skills developed at an early age; he won several speaking contests as a teenager and gave talks and taught at his church, the Independence Boulevard Christian Church, while still in high school.Wade joined the R.O.T.C. in high school and went into the Army in 1943 during World War II, assigned to the Pacific Theater and later in the occupation of Japan. He stayed in the Army Reserves until 1981, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.In 1941 before the War, Wade graduated from Park College and, following the War, he earned his law degree at the University of Missouri.  He practiced law in Kansas City and continued doing public speaking for various groups.  Wade was executive secretary of the Blue Valley Manufacturers and Business Men’s Association and participated in several civic organizations. He continued to be very active in his church and church activities. In 1959, Mr. Rubick was appointed to the Park Board. In 1962, he was offered a job in Indianapolis, Indiana as attorney and investment counsel to the United Christian Missionary Society.  Upon his appointment he said how sorry he was to have to leave Kansas City, a place he loved, but the new position was something he had wanted to do for many years.In 1964, he married Margaret Clark.  They had two children.Mr. Rubick lived in Indianapolis for the rest of his life.  He remained very involved in his profession, church and civic activities, working with both young and old.  Upon his death at age 87, his obituary said, “He was a friend to many and never met a stranger.” [Indianapolis Star, Aug. 6, 2014] #KCParks #FromTheArchives

WADE D. RUBICK (1959-62) #68As part of #KCParks125, we are featuring all Park Board Commissioners in order of their service.Wade Drew Rubick (1921-2014) was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His oratory skills developed at an early age; he won several speaking contests as a teenager and gave talks and taught at his church, the Independence Boulevard Christian Church, while still in high school.Wade joined the R.O.T.C. in high school and went into the Army in 1943 during World War II, assigned to the Pacific Theater and later in the occupation of Japan. He stayed in the Army Reserves until 1981, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.In 1941 before the War, Wade graduated from Park College and, following the War, he earned his law degree at the University of Missouri.  He practiced law in Kansas City and continued doing public speaking for various groups.  Wade was executive secretary of the Blue Valley Manufacturers and Business Men’s Association and participated in several civic organizations. He continued to be very active in his church and church activities. In 1959, Mr. Rubick was appointed to the Park Board. In 1962, he was offered a job in Indianapolis, Indiana as attorney and investment counsel to the United Christian Missionary Society.  Upon his appointment he said how sorry he was to have to leave Kansas City, a place he loved, but the new position was something he had wanted to do for many years.In 1964, he married Margaret Clark.  They had two children.Mr. Rubick lived in Indianapolis for the rest of his life.  He remained very involved in his profession, church and civic activities, working with both young and old.  Upon his death at age 87, his obituary said, “He was a friend to many and never met a stranger.” [Indianapolis Star, Aug. 6, 2014] #KCParks #FromTheArchives
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