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Hazlett, James A. (May 26, 1917-September 14, 1997)



  • Existence: May 26, 1917 - September 14, 1997


James A. Hazlett was a white educator and administrator, serving as the superintendent of Kansas City Missouri Public Schools from 1955-1969. Hazlett was appointed to the position in 1955 shortly after the historic Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case, and was responsible for overseeing Kansas City, Missouri’s early efforts at school integration. He resigned in 1969, taking up a post as Administrative Director of the Education Commission of the States in Denver, Colorado. In 1974 he returned to Kansas City to work as an administrator for Forrest T. Jones and Company Insurance Agency. He died of cancer on September 14, 1997 at the age of 80.