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Powell Campbell Groner, American lawyer, corporation executive. Member American, Missouri bar associations, Lawyers Association (Kansas City, Missoury), Wyandotte County Bar (Kansas City, Kansas), Phi Sigma Kappa, Delta Sigma Chi.


Groner, Powell Campbell was born on February 13, 1892 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of John Archibald Campbell and Elizabeth Stith (Powell) Groner.


Educated University of Virginia.


Admitted to bar Virginia, 1913, New York, 1915, Illinois, 1918, Missouri, 1925, Kansas, 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1928. Associate with William H. Page, Chicago and New York City, 1913-1922. Representative Newman, Saunders & Company, investment bankers New York City and New Orleans, 1922-1927.

Counsel, reorganization committee Kansas City Rys. Company, 1924-1927; president and director Kansas City Public Service Company and Wyandotte Rys. Company, 1927-1957; president, director Kansas City Public Service Motor Transport Company, 1935-1957.

Director Pierce Industries and subsidiary, 1958-1961. Member of law firm Watson, Ess, Groner, Barnett & Whittaker, Kansas City, Missoury, 1926-1950, Rice, Groner, Nugent and Baska, Kansas City, Kansas, 1958-1966. Private practice, from 1966.

Director Westgate State Bank, Kansas City, Kansas. Secretary, director Sherold Crystals, Inc. and subsidiaries, 1964-1970. General chairman Kansas City Allied Charities Campaign, 1938.

General chairman Red Cross War Fund Campaign, Jackson County, 1943, director, 1943-1950. Director Chamber of Commerce Kansas City, Missoury, 1932-1934, 38-40. Member Executive Committee American Transit Association, 1932-1934, vice president, 1941-1942, president, 1942-1943.

National councillor of the United States Chamber of Commerce, 1932-1940, director, 1943-1954, vice president, 1947-1949, 51-54, member Executive Committee, 1944-1945, 47-49, 51-53. Chairman Transportation and Communications Committee, 1943-1947, Labor Relations Committee, 1952-1953, National Defense Committee, 1953-1954. Member President’s labor-management conference, Washington, 1945.

Member Kansas City Charities Committee, 1939-1949. Trustee Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago. Chairman Trustee Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, 1933-1941.

Chairman of the executive committee Conservatory of Music, Kansas City, 1934-1953, president 1944-1946, chairman, 1954. Member Judicial Council Missouri, 1934-1935. Board directors Boys Clubs of America, 1951-1962.


Member American, Missouri bar associations, Lawyers Association (Kansas City, Missoury), Wyandotte County Bar (Kansas City, Kansas), Phi Sigma Kappa, Delta Sigma Chi. Clubs: Kansas City, Kansas City Country, Press (Kansas City).


Married Marjorie Hayes Wolcott, July 18, 1917. Children: Powell Campbell, William Wolcott.

John Archibald Campbell Groner

Elizabeth Stith (Powell) Groner

Marjorie Hayes Wolcott

Powell Campbell Groner

William Wolcott Groner