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James Wright Starnes

James Wright Starnes, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1957, Illinois 1957, Florida 1992.


  • Starnes, James Wright was born on April 3, 1933 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of James Adron and Nell (Short) Starnes.

  • Education

    • Student, St. Louis University, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Washington University, St. Louis, 1957.


    • Associate Stinson, Mag & Fizzell, Kansas City, Missouri, 1957-1960, partner, 1960-1990, Mid-Continent Properties Company, 1959-1990, Fairview Investment Company, Kansas City, 1971-1976, Monticello Land Company, 1973-1999. Of counsel Yates, Mauck, Bohrer, Elliff, Croessmann & Wieland, Professional Corporation, Springfield, Missouri, from 1995. Secretary Packaging Products Corporation, Mission, Kansas, 1972-1989.

      Chairman, treasurer Galerie of Naples (Florida), Inc., 1990-1992.


    Party affiliation: presbyterian (deacon).


    Board directors Missouri Association Mental Health, 1968-1969, Kansas City Association Mental Health, 1966-1978, president, 1969-1970. Board directors Heed, 1965-1973, 78-82, president, 1966-1967, finance chairman, 1967-1968. Board directors Kansas City Halfway House Foundation, executive committee, 1966-1969, president, 1966.

    Board directors Joan Davis School for Special Education, 1972-1988, vice president, 1972-1973, 79-80, president, 1980-1982. Board directors Sherwood Center for Exceptional Child, 1977-1979, vice president, 1978-1979. With Army of the United States, 1957.

    Member American Bar Association, Missouri Bar, Florida Bar, Springfield Bar Association, Kansas City Bar Association, Washington University Law Alumni Association (board governors 1990-1992).


    • Married Helen Woods Mitchell, March 29, 1958 (divorced 1978). Children: James Wright, Mitchell A., William B. II. Married Kathleen Israel, January 26, 1985.
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