James L. Soward (1932-2005) Papers (0879kc)
James L. Soward was born in Nevada, Missouri, on August 13, 1932 to Byron Soward and Gertrude Soward-Gorham. Jim was a Korean Naval veteran, serving from 1951 to 1955 with Carrier Air Group 17, USS Wasp. Returning to Missouri he attended and graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Marketing in 1956. He continued his graduate studies at Kansas City University (later UMKC) until 1957. Professionally Jim worked first as a salesman, in various product lines, insurance sales, then in operations management, public relations, and executive management. Eventually beginning in 1969, he worked with School of Medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City which he continued until retirement as a consultant to the school in 1995. An accomplished writer, Jim authored the historical biography Hospital Hill: an illustrated account of public healthcare institutions in Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City: Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, 1995). A gentleman of considerable intelligence and talent Jim was a member of Mid-America Chapter of MENSA since 1976. His family included his wife Beverly L. Soward, his sons Michael B. Stuckey, Overland Park, Gregory L. Stuckey, Roger B. Stuckey, and his daughter Susan Leslie Stuckey. James Soward passed quietly in his home at age 72, on May 27, 2005.
The collection contains notes and research materials, oral interviews, and photographs for the book, Hospital Hill: an illustrated account of public healthcare institutions in Kansas City, Missouri (Kansas City: Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, 1995). 1995.
9 cubic foot.
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