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Legislation #: 060019 Introduction Date: 1/5/2006
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MCFADDEN-WEAVER, BROOKS, NASH AND RILEY
Title: Expressing sympathy on the death of G. Lawrence Blankinship.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/4/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/5/2006 Held on Docket (1/12/2006)
1/12/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 060019

 

Expressing sympathy on the death of G. Lawrence Blankinship.

 

WHEREAS, G. Lawrence Blankinship died on December 28, 2005; and

 

WHEREAS, G. Lawrence Blankinship was a pioneer in the beauty and barber supply industry marketing products to African Americans; and

 

WHEREAS, G. Lawrence Blankinship was born in Louisiana in 1913 and moved to Kansas City, Missouri as a young teenager graduating from Lincoln High School; and

 

WHEREAS, G. Lawrence Blankinship was a devoted member of the Paseo Baptist Church was well as being a leader in many civic and community endeavors; and

 

WHEREAS, G. Lawrence Blankinship was a City Councilman serving the 3rd District of Kansas City, Missouri, and one of the organizers of Twin City Federal Savings and Loan, the first black-owned and operated financial institution in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, G. Lawrence Blankinship received many awards during his lifetime and to commemorate his legacy as an entrepreneur and community leader in the Historic Vine District, in 2003, was honored with an honorary street sign naming Vine Street from 19th to 21st Streets, G. L. Blankinship, Sr. Avenue, NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor G. Lawrence Blankenship for his contributions to the Kansas City area and that the Council take special note of his death on December 28, 2005; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to his family in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor and Council on this occasion.

 

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