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John Allen Dillingham, American marketing professional.


Dillingham, John Allen was born on January 9, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Jay B. and Frances (Thompson) Dillingham.


AS, Wentworth Military Academy, 1958. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University Missouri, 1961. Master of Science in Public Administration, University Missouri, 1962.


Branch manager Rudy-Patrick division W.R. Grace Company, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 1964-1968. President Sho-Hawk Industries, Kansas City, Missouri, 1968-1972. Vice president commercial loans Traders National Bank, 1972-1979.

Senior vice president sales and marketing Garney Construction Company, 1979-1995. President, board directors Jo Dill, Inc., since 1985, Dillingham Enterprises, since 1997. Board directors Waddell and Read Advisor Funds 1997-1900, Inc., Kansas City.

Chairman Clay County Industrial Development Authority, 1980-2003, Clay County Education Development Center, 1972-1974. Advisory board for extension University Missouri, 1972-1980. Consultant CMSU Graduate School, Warrensberg, Missouri, 1996-1997.

Director, consultant McDougal Construction, Kansas City, 1996-1997. Advisory director Northland Board United Missouri Bank, since 1998, Synergy Services.


Trustee Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, 1978-1980, 93-00. State chairman Missouri 4H Foundation, Columbia, 1985-1990. Member central governing board Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, 1987-1992.

Board directors Kansas City Convention and Visiting Bureau, 1976-1980, Northland Community Fund, Kansas City, 1988-1997, Kansas City Sports Commission, 1990-1993. Treasurer Harry S. Truman Scholarship National Alumni Association, 1979-1990. Member, vice president Kansas City Board Police Commissioners, 1990-1995.

Chairman Kansas City Municipal Assistant Corporation, since 1984, Alex Doniphan Memorial Highway Naming, 1998, Naming I635 Harry Darby Memorial Pkwy. Honorary co-chair St. Plus X High School Capital campaign, 1997-1998. Coordinating board task force on affordability of higher education State of Missouri, 1999.

Member National 4H Resource Development Committee, 1990-1992, member, president Kansas City Mayor's Fast Forward Commission, since 1996. Member executive committee Metro Creative Commons Foundation, Kansas City, since 1996. Executive board Heart of America council Boy Scouts American, 1993-1901.

1st board directors alumni association United States Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since 1993. Director Drug Abuse Resistance Education of Greater Kansas City, 1995-1998, CMSU Foundation Warrensburg, 1995-1997, American Royal, Kansas City, Missouri, 1997-1903. Co-chairman Knights of Columbus Storm runoff campaign, 1998.

With United States Army, 1964. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Sons of the Confederate Officers, Decendents of Magna Charta, Plantenegent Society, Northland Chamber of Commerce (Quality of Life award 1990), Knights of Columbus Kings, Gold Coaters (president 1979-1989), Mount Vernon Illinois Chamber of Commerce (president 1968), Native Sons Kansas City (board directors, president, 1991-1992, 98—), Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Knights of Columbus Alumni Association president 1976, Honor Man 1988, trustee National Foundation 1987-1993, National Distinguished Service award 1993).


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, landscaping, genealogy.


Married Nancy Jane Abbott, September 4, 1965. Children: Allen Edwards, William Kemp.

Jay B. Dillingham

Frances (Thompson) Dillingham

Nancy Jane Abbott

Allen Edwards Dillingham

William Kemp Dillingham