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Robert Wilson Berrey, III

Robert Wilson Berrey, III was judge. Bar: Missouri 1955, Kansas 1955.


  • III, Robert Wilson Berrey, was born on December 6, 1929. Son of Robert Wilson and Elizabeth (Hudson) B.

  • Education

    • AB, William Jewell College, 1950. Master of Arts, University South Dakota, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, Kansas City University, 1955.

      Master of Laws, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1972. Graduate Trial Judges College, University Nevada, 1972. Postgraduate, Arizona State University.

      Postgraduate, University Nevada.


    • Associate Shugert and Thomson, 1955-1956, Clark, Krings & Bredehoft, 1957-1961, Terry and Welton, 1961-1962. Judge 4th District Magistrate Court, Jackson County, Missouri, 1962-1979. Associate circuit judge 16th Circuit Court, 1979-1981, circuit judge, 1981-1983, member management-executive committee, 1979-1983.

      Judge Missouri Court Appeals (western district), Kansas City, 1983-1997, chief judge, 1994, chairman rules committee, 1990-1991, member, 1993-1995, conference secretary, 1992-1993, member security committee, 1992-1994. Retired, 1997

      Member Supreme Court Committee to Draft Rules and Procedures for Missouri's Small Claims Court, 1976-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Missouri 1955, Kansas 1955.


    Volunteer legal consultant Psychiatric Receiving Center Delaware Atlantic Council Young Political Leaders, Oxford, England, 1965. Kansas City representative to President's National Conference on Crime Control. Delegate-at-large White House Conference on Aging, 1972.

    Former pack chairman Cub Scouts American. Counselor, committee member Boy Scouts American, sponsor Eagle Scouts. Vice chairman water fowl committee Missouri Conservation Federation, 1968-1969, chairman water fowl committee, 1971-1973.

    Vice president Cook Parent-Teachers Association, 1967-1968. Member courts and judiciary committee Missouri Bar, 1969-1973. Member Midwest region advisory committee National Parks Services, 1973-1978, chairman, 1973-1978.

    Member Missouri State Judicial Planning Commission, 1977. Chairman Senatorial Redistricting Committee, Missouri, 1991. Board directors, founder Kansas City Open Space Foundation, 1976.

    Regional director Young Republican National Federation, 1957-1959, general counsel, 1959-1961, national vice-chairman. Chairman Missouri Young Republican Federation, 1960, national committeeman, 1959-1960, 61-64. Missouri alternate-at-large Republican National Convention, 1960, assistant general counsel, 1964, delegate state and district conventions, 1960, 64, 68.

    Board directors Naturalization Council, Kansas City, president, since 1973, Native Sons of Kansas City, since 1987, chairman long-range planning committee, 1992, 1st vice president, 1994, president, 1995. Trustee Kansas City Museum, 1972-1973, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, since 1983, Woods Memorial Christian Church, since 1988, chairman, deacon, 1988-1991, elder, 1991-1994, 96—, chairman trustees, since 1992, chairman property, 1991-1997, vice chairman board directors, 1998-1999, chairman board directors, 1998-1999, chairman strategic and building planning committee, 1995, chairman official board, 1998-1999. Member status council LEAA, 1993-1996.

    Honorary life director Rockhurst College. Member Missouri Bar (Distinguished Service award 1973, agriculture law committee, committee council 1980-1981), Kansas City Bar Association, Urban League (past executive committee director), Sons of the American Revolution (registrar 1998-1999), Kansas City Museum Natural Science Society (charter), Texas Longhorn Breeders Association (life), American Royal (board governors), American Forestry Association (life), Missouri Longhorn Breeders Association (life), Missouri Farm Bureau, Clay County Lodge (life, Missouri Marshall 1993, junior warden 1994, senior warden 1995, worshipful master 1995-1997), National Society Sons of the American Revolution (law commendation medal 1995, 98), Shrine, Ararat Temple (honorary life, provost), DeMolay Legion Honor (life), Waldo Optimist Club (vice president 1967-1968), Ducks Unlimited (life, national trustee 1986-1989, state trustee/nat. delegate 1992, 94, national special projects committee 1990-1995, trustee emeritus 1993, life sponsor United States, Canada, Mexico, state council since 1985, Sportsman of Year 1985, Conservation Service award 1992, Absentee Conservation Farmer Lubbock County Soil and Water Conservation District 1994), The Explorers Club, Kansas City Club, Hartwell Hunt Club (director 1994-1997), University Club Kansas City, J Club, William Jewell College, Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Theta Phi (life, Toast 1990), Pi Gamma Mu, Tau Kappa Epsilon (Hall of Fame 1986).


    • Married Katharine Rollins Wilcoxson, September 5, 1950. Children: Robert Wilson IV, Mary Jane, John Lind.
    • father: Robert Wilson B.
    • mother: Elizabeth (Hudson) B.
    • spouse: Katharine Rollins Wilcoxson
    • children: Robert Wilson IV III
    • Mary Jane III
    • John Lind III
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    Born December 6, 1929