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Richard Edward McEachen, American banker, lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1961, Kansas 1982; certified trust and finance advisor Institute for Certified Bankers, 1991. Recipient Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts American, 1948.


McEachen, Richard Edward was born on September 24, 1933 in Omaha. Son of Howard D. and Ada Carolyn Helen (Baumann) master of Civil Engineering.


Bachelor of Science, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1955. Juris Doctor, University Michigan, 1961.


Associate, Hillix, Hall, Hasburgh, Brown & Hoffhaus, Kansas City, Missoury, 1961-1962; senior vice president, First National Bank, Kansas City, Missoury, 1962-1975; executive vice president, Commerce Bank Kansas City, Missoury, 1975-1985; executive vice president, Centerre Bank of Kansas City N.A., 1985-1987; executive vice president, Security Bank Kansas City, Kansas, 1987-1988; executive vice president, trust officer University of Massachusetts Boston, Overland Park Bank, 1988-1993; attorney, Ferree, Bunn & O'Grady, Chartered, Overland Park, since 1994.


  • Bar: Missouri 1961, Kansas 1982. Certified trust and finance advisor Institute for Certified Bankers, 1991.


Governor American Royal Association, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970-2002, ambassador, 1980-2004, committee member, 1995-2005. Board directors Harry S. Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, 1974-1986, member finance committee, 1975-1986, treasurer, 1979-1984, board governors, 1986-2002, member building and grounds committee, 1993-2002, member pension committee, 1976-1993, 96-2000. Trustee Clearinghouse for Midcontinent Foundations, 1980-1987.

Board directors Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation, 1963-1969, treasurer, 1964-1969, vice president, 1967-1969. Advisory board urban services Young Men’s Christian Association, Kansas City, 1976-1983. Cubmaster Kanza district Boy Scouts American, 1982-1983, district vice chairman, 1982-1983, troop committee, 1983-1990, treasurer, 1986-1988.

Board directors Scout Booster Club, Inc., 1989-1994. Member planned gift committee William Rockhill Nelson Gallery Art, Children's Mercy Hospital Planned Gift Council, since 1991. Member advisory committee Legal Assistance Program Avila College, 1978-1980, advisory council Future Farmers American, 1972-1982.

Manager Oppenstein Brothers Foundation, 1979-1985. Trustee Village Presbyterian Church, 1987-1990, chairman, 1989-1990, elder, 1994-1997, Golf Classic Committee, since 2005, Core & Counselling Committee, since 2009. Foundation committee American Royal Charitable Foundation, 1995-2005.

Board directors Village Presbyterian Church Foundation, 1987-1989, 94-97, chairman, 1996-1997, member advisory board, 1997-2001. Board directors Estate Planning Council, 1984-1986. Member Kansas City Federal Estate Planning Symposium Committee, 1992-1998.

Board directors Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation, since 1988, finance committee, 1989-1992, since 2002, member planned giving committee, since 1996, member investment committee, since 2000. Member advisory council Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, 2003. Member National Association Securities Dealers Inc.

(board arbitrators 1994—2004), American Arbitration Association (panel arbitrators 1994-1996), Estate Planning Society Kansas City, Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Johnson County Bar Association, Estate Planning Association (president 1974-1975), Kansas City Junior Chamber of C. (vice president 1964-1966), Eastern Kansas Estate Planning Council, 40-Yrs. Ago Column Club (program committee 1999-2000, president 2001, 2009, trustee 2001-2004, 10-), Indian Hills Club, Delta Tau Delta Alumni (vice president Kansas City chapter 1978-1980, Hibbs Scholarship Committee, 2007-2010), Kansas City Srs. Golf Association (board directors since 2009).


Married Judith Ann Gray, June 28, 1969. Children: Mark E., Neil H.

Howard D. McEachen

Ada Carolyn Helen (Baumann) McEachen

Judith Ann Gray

Mark E. McEachen

Neil H. McEachen