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Jesse Clyde Nichols

Real estate developer

Jesse Clyde Nichols, American real estate developer.


Nichols, Jesse Clyde was born on August 23, 1880 in Olathe, Kansas, United States. Son of Jesse Thomas and Josie (Jackson) Nichols.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, 1902. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1903 (Beta Theta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa).


Engaged in development of Country Club District (5,000 acres), Kansas City. Director Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City Title Insurance Company, Business Men’s Assurance Company, Kansas City Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Plaza Bank of Commerce.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous pamphlets on city planning. Developing residential properties and outlying shopping centers. River navigation

    • foreign trade possibilities.Industrial research

    • also speaker on same subjects. Leader in work for good roads and appropriate highway development throughout Middle West. Elected “Kansas City’s Man of the Year” by Metro Club of Kansas City, 1940.


Member Kansas City Board of Education 8 years. Chairman or vice chairman all local money-raising campaigns, World War I. Head Miscellaneous Equipment Division of National Defense Council, O.P.M., 13 months, 1940-1941. Member National Conference on City Planning (director), American City Planning Institute (honorary), American Institute Architects (honorary), American Society Landscape Architects, National Conference for State Parks, American Civic Planning Association.

Member of the Board of Governors Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago. Member Harvard Commision on University Resources. Member business advisory council, Department of Commerce of the United States.

Clubs: University, Kansas City, Mission Hills Country, Kansas City Country, Indian Hills Golf.


Married Jessie Eleanor Miller, June 28, 1905. Children: Eleanor, Miller, Clyde.

Jesse Thomas Nichols

Josie (Jackson) Nichols

Jessie Eleanor Miller

Eleanor Nichols

Miller Nichols

Clyde Nichols