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Barry Lee Seward

Barry Lee Seward, American health care executive. Recipient Meritorious Service plaque, Missouri Therapeutic Recreation Society, 1967, Communication award, Governor's Task Force Older Missourian, 1971, Past President award, Missouri Park and Recreation Association, 1972, Merit award, Chicago chapter Society Technology Communication, 1975.


  • Seward, Barry Lee was born on November 19, 1941 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of Arley and Beulah May (Elmore) Seward.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Health and Physical Education, University Missouri, 1975.


    • Recreation therapy assistant Barnes Medical Center, St. Louis, 1961—1962, recreation leader, 1962—1966, recreation director, 1966—1967. Activities director Swope Ridge Health Care Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1967—1970. Director metropolitan services, vice president sales and promotions, corporation vice president public affairs and promotion, president downtown subsidiary Research Health Services Systems, since 1979.

      Preceptor graduate studies health services management University Missouri, 1978. Member Missouri Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1977—1978. Special adviser White House Conference Aging, 1980—1981.

      Member board aldermen, mayor pro tempore City of Raytown (Missouri), 1981—1983. Representative candidate United States House of Representatives, 1982.


    Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The strong feature of Baptism is that prayers are not only led by a minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


    Member of American College Health Care Administrators (Best Display Distinction award 1977), American Hospital Association, Sertoma Club, Carriage Club.


    • Married Patricia Carol Parker, July 27, 1963. Children: Susan Diane, Michael Blake.
    • father: Arley Seward
    • mother: Beulah May (Elmore) Seward
    • spouse: Patricia Carol Parker
    • children: Susan Diane Seward
    • Michael Blake Seward
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    Born November 19, 1941
    (age 75)