August Meyer

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Birthday
20, 1851
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 1, 1905 (54)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1851
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 1, 1905 (54)

About

Mining engineer who became the first President of the Commission of Parks in Kansas City, Missouri and is responsible for the development of the city's park and boulevard system. He founded the Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company and later served as President of the United Zinc Company.

Before Fame

He graduated from the College of the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland and the School of Mines in Germany before returning to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

Trivia

Following his death, his home was purchased by Howard Vanderslice and turned into the Kansas City Art Institute.

Family Life

He was married to a woman named Emma. His parents were Heinrich Peter Meyer and Anna Catharina Margaretha Kraft.

Associated With

A bronze relief scultpure of him was created by famed sculptor Daniel Chester French in 1909.