- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Jefferson County man has donated more than 1,300 acres of land to the University of Kansas and Kansas State University with the stipulation that income from the land’s sale go toward engineering scholarships.

The Lawrence Journal-World (https://bit.ly/2hFKnMg ) reports 88-year-old James F. Lindley of Grantville died in 2015. Lindley graduated from the University of Kansas in 1949 with an electrical engineering degree, and the school’s endowment staff began working with him in 1998 on his estate plans.

Lindley was a World War II Army veteran, and farmed and raised cattle.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the transfer of land to charitable arms of each university on Wednesday. The land donated to the two schools is in Shawnee and Jefferson counties. The Regents say the property’s appraised value is $4.3 million.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com


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