George Breidenthal

Class of 1969

After graduating from Donnelly, George Breidenthal continued his education at what was then Kansas State Teachers College at Emporia where he majored in history and earned a teaching degree in secondary education. After two years as a substitute teacher he joined six generations of family banking, working his way up and eventually buying a bank with some partners, which he then sold in the 1990’s. In 2015 when George passed away he left behind a legacy of service to his community; he served for 32 years on the USD 500 School Board, 24 years as a member and former chairperson of the Donnelly Board of Directors, and was a long-time appointed member of the KCK Landmarks Commission.

“Donnelly was very diverse in 1969 and it’s still that way today which makes it a really great place to learn about the world and learn about yourself.”

George Breidenthal Jr. was inducted in 2017.