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Danenbarger, William F. (1910-1990) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Danenbarger, William F. (1910-1990)
Fuller Form: William Fowler Danenbarger

Historical Note:

1910                Born in Concordia, Kansas on April 7.

1928                Graduated from Concordia High School.

1933                Received A.B. from University of Kansas.

1933_35          Editor of Concordia News and Press.

1934                Married Winifred Wriqht on March 30.

1935                Joined United Press in Denver, Colorado.

1938_39          Manager of United Press in El Paso, Texas.

1939                William Wriqht, son born on April 24.

1939_47          Business representative then business manager of United Press in Atlanta, Georgia (special assignment to Havana, Nov.,1940_Feb.,1941)

1943                Second son, John K., born on August 17.

1947                Returned to Concordia on June 1.

1947_52          Managed Danenbarger's Hardware, a division of General Finance, Inc.

1949_61          Served on Concordia library board.

1952                Sold hardware store.

1954                Originated radio station KNCK in Concordia.

1954_72          President and manager of KNCK.

1960                Chairman of the Concordia Library Board.

1961_65          Appointed to the Kansas Board of Regents by Governor George Docking. Served on the Washburn University of Topeka Board of Regents.

1962_75        Member and Trustee of the Kansas Council on Economic Education.

1963              Who's Who in America, 33rd Edition, 1963.

1970_74          Reappointed to Kansas Board of Regents.

1971_74          Chairman of the Kansas State Educational Television Authority.

1972_74          Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States. Member of Kansas State University Research Foundation.

1973_79          Member of Kansas Economic Development Commission.

1975                Became vice president of Cook Foundation, Concordia, Kansas.

1976_79          Member of Kansas Industrial Roundtable.

1990                Passed away February 6th

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