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Kansas City Life founded as Banker’s Life Association and Major William Warner serves as its first president.
H.S. Halbert becomes the Company’s second president.
The Company is renamed Kansas City Life Insurance Company.
J.B. Reynolds becomes the Company’s third president.
The Broadway Street building is built in Kansas City, Mo., for the cost of $1 million.
After the sudden passing of J.B. Reynolds, the Company elects D.T. Torrens as the new president.
Walter E. “Ed” Bixby becomes president of the Company.
Kansas City Life begins advertising its products on billboards in the Kansas City area.
Kansas City Life celebrates its 50th anniversary by introducing The President’s Club, a sales recognition program that lives on today.
Security Assured mural created by renowned Kansas City artist Daniel MacMorris in what was then the associate dining room.
The Penn Street building addition was made to the North building.
J.R. Bixby succeeds his father, W.E. Bixby, as president.
Kansas City Life purchases Sunset Life Insurance Company of America.* *Sold Nov. 1, 2021.
The South building is constructed from stone from the same local quarry as the North building.
Walter E. “Walt” Bixby becomes president.
Kansas City Life acquires Old American Insurance Company.
Kansas City Life celebrates its 100th anniversary by adding The Kugel fountain as a tribute to its first century of service and a symbol of enduring commitment to policyowners.
R. Philip Bixby, the great-grandson of J.B. Reynolds, becomes the fourth Bixby to serve as president.
Kansas City Life acquires GuideOne Life Insurance Company.
Kansas City Life acquires Grange Life Insurance Company.
Kansas City Life celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Walter E. “Web” Bixby, LLIF, the brother of R. Philip Bixby, becomes the fifth Bixby to serve as president.