January 3, 2014

R. Crosby Kemper Jr. dies in California

R. Crosby Kemper Jr., banker, philanthropist and Kansas City civic leader, died Thursday in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 86. Kemper was best known for leading UMB Financial Corp., the Kansas City-based banking company, and who became a major contributor to agriculture, the arts and enterprise in Kansas City and, briefly, a dabbler in politics.

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