R. Crosby Kemper
William first appointed Crosby's younger brother James M. Kemper president of the bank in 1919. However, James resigned a month later and went on to become president of rival Commerce Bancshares. Rufus became president of the bank, a position he held until 1959, when his son R. Crosby Kemper Jr. took over (who in turn was succeeded by his son Crosby III). William remained a director until 1967.
The rivalry between the brothers and their descendants defines much of Missouri financial and philanthropic history.
Crosby also served as a regent at Rockhurst University, president of Interstate Securities and director of Kansas City Title & Trust Company.
Crosby died in 1972 at age 80.
Kemper is a great-grand-uncle of actress Ellie Kemper (born 1980).
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