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Ernest H. Newcomb
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1896
Death: Nov. 12, 1979

Working closely with wealthy businessman and philanthropist William Volker, he created what is now the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Volker donated the land for the campus, and Ernest Newcomb worked for 8 years without pay. He wrote the school's charter, hired the faculty, outlined the courses and opened the University which in the beginning was the University of Kansas City. He left the school in 1938, but in 1977 he was publicly acknowledged as the father of the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Oct 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6871130
Ernest H. Newcomb
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Ernest H. Newcomb
Added by: Bill Walker
 
Ernest H. Newcomb
Added by: Bill Walker
 
 
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- Evelyn
 Added: Jul. 8, 2008
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Jan. 15, 2005
Eight years without pay... talk about putting your money where your mouth is! Most commendable!
God bless you,
Rest in Peace
- Trisha W.
 Added: Nov. 12, 2004
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