Kendig C. Bare

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Kendig C. Bare (November 5, 1913 — January 12, 1989) was an American politician.

Life[edit]

He was the 31st mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1950 until 1958, except for an eight-month period (1950–1951) when he was called into military service in the Korean War. During Kendig's absence, his brother Howard Bare assumed the duties of mayor.[1][2]

In honor of Bare, the City of Lancaster named the Public Safety building in his honor, however this facility is no longer in use.[3]

Fraternal Involvement[edit]

As a youth, Kendig was involved in the Order of DeMolay, serving as an officer for Lancaster Chapter in 1932 and as Chairman of the 1934 Conclave of the Associated Chapters of the Order of DeMolay in Pennsylvania. At that Conclave he was elected State Master Councillor of Pennsylvania DeMolay, serving a one-year term. During his tenure, Bare would begin publication of the Keystone Crusader, a newsletter for all members of DeMolay in Pennsylvania. The Keystone Crusader remains in publication to this day.[4]

References[edit]

Biography of KC Bare

Political offices
Preceded by
Dale Cary
Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1950
Succeeded by
Howard Bare
Preceded by
Howard Bare
Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1951–1958
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Monaghan