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David Ross Hardy, American lawyer.


Hardy, David Ross was born on August 4, 1917 in Versailles, Missouri, United States. Son of David Crockett and Jana Ross (Witten) Hardy.


Student Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1934-1936. Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri, 1939.


Admitted to Missouri bar, 1939. Associate firm Sebree, Sebree & Shook, Kansas City, 1939-1942. Partner firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon and predecessors, 1942-1976.

Lawyer-member 16th Circuit Judicial Selection Committee, 1956-1961. Chairman 16th Circuit Bar Disciplinary Committee, 1956-1960, member, 1960-1972. Director Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company, Myron Green Cafeterias, Myron Green Building Company, United Missouri Bank South.

Chairman, Mayor’s Commision on Civil Disorders, 1969. Trustee, president U. Missouri Law School Foundation, 1959-1960. Trustee Missouri School Religion, 1958-1961.


Served to captain, Corps Military Police, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American, Missouri, Kansas City (president 1959-1960) bar associations, Lawyers Association Kansas City, Kansas Missouri Claims Association (president 1958), American College Trial Lawyers, International Academy Trial Lawyers, International Society Barristers, National Association Railroad Trial Lawyers, International Association Insurance Counsel, Federation Insurance Counsel, Order of Coif, Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi. Member Christian Church (trustee Church).

Mason.; Clubs: University, Mission Hills Country (Kansas City, Missoury).


Married Eleanor Louise Kincaid, June 8, 1940. Children: David Kincaid, Sarah Elizabeth.

David Crockett Hardy

Jana Ross (Witten) Hardy

Eleanor Louise Kincaid

David Kincaid Hardy

Sarah Elizabeth Hardy