David Wysong

Profile Updated: September 7, 2020
David Wysong
Residing In: Denver, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathy
Occupation: Retired Kansas Senator
Children: Erin, born 1977, graduate of University of Notre Dame, married to Mike Martin who is an engineer.
They More…have three sons, Tommy 12,Danny 10, and Teddy 7.They live in Denver.

Beth, born in 1979. Graduated with a B.S. and her Masters from Colorado State University. She lives in Carbondale, Colorado and is youth director for KDNK radio
Yes! Attending Reunion

After graduating from the School of Journalism at KU I began my business career in Steamboat Springs, Co, Whitefish, Mt., and Carmel, Ca. in real estate sales and development. In 1977 I returned to the Kansas City area and founded with my two partners, Wysong, Quimby, and Jones Advertising.

In 1991 I sold my interest in the advertising agency and started Wysong Capital Management and the Wysong Family Foundation.

I have been on numerous boards, task forces, and committees and currently am serving as a Trustee at the University of Kansas.

I began a 15 year political career in 1995 culminating as a Kansas Senator.

My wife, Kathy of 47 years, and I enjoy traveling and spending most of our time With our family in Colorado. Now living in Denver and Having a mountain home in Aspen, we continuie to ski in the winter and relish the mountains and all that Colorado awards us in the summer. We are also fortunate to have a cottage at Kansas City's "mud lake", Lake Lotawana, where we Visit four months a year and host an annual family reunion.

Retirement has given me the opportunity to continue to do all the things I have always loved to do. I enjoy playing golf, snow skiing, duck hunting, fishing, sailing, and doing some gardening at the lake. As well, drinking fine wine from all parts of the world with good friends.

School Story:

What a great three years I spent at Southwest.

During my athletic participation, our football and golf teams won two and three league championships respectfully, and swimming three league and district wins and a one point loss our senior year at the state championship.

I also cherish my memories of Carder Manning, The Concert Chior, male octet, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Music Man, and How To Succeed In Business.

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Sep 07, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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Mar 27, 2020 at 12:27 PM

Larry. Think about you often. We were’nt real close but I considered you a true fiend, more than you know. Please take care during these tough times. David

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Mar 09, 2020 at 6:24 PM

Posted on: Mar 09, 2020 at 4:06 PM

Thanks ACTOR
HB to you later this month

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Mar 08, 2018 at 4:34 AM
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Sep 25, 2017 at 9:10 AM

you've got a nice swing. keep it up!

David Wysong has left an In Memory comment for Carder Manning (Choir Director).
Jun 30, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I attended Carder's funeral in Belton, Mo. and SW was well attended with 7 others.

Carder was a great guy and a wonderful music director.  Although he showed a temper

once in a while, he also had a great sense of humor.  As a two year member in the male octet

and three year member in the Concert Choir, he was, along with a few coaches, someone

who was very important in my Southwest years.


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Mar 24, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Posted on: Mar 23, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Happy 68th you old Frump on the 25th

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Mar 08, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Dec 05, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Ronnie was the smallest and lightest guy on our football team.  I hiked to him on extra points and field goals.  Yet he had the biggest heart on the team.  I know he had problems later in life, but he was a really good person.


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Nov 30, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Happy birthday Phillip. And thanks for your donation to the upcoming reunion!

David Wysong has left an In Memory comment for Frank Tutera.
Oct 30, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Came to Southwest as a sophomore with Frank and Barry McIntyre....both gone now.  Played football with them both.  Great team mates.  Frank was one great competitor and a really nice guy to boot.




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Aug 02, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Now come on Tuck and Dirk...you guys went after each other in How To Succeed
Right Frump? Glad to see you guys are still going...and going...and going.

David Wysong has left an In Memory comment for William Robinson.
Jun 06, 2016 at 12:33 PM


I believe he want to a small school in Iowa and continued football.

But he transfered to KU and I believe he was there at least in 1969-70.

Nice guy, great teamate.


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Mar 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Happy B Day Dave. Nice job at the lake!