Braille Monitor                                                                  November 1985


Harvey Webb Dies

It is with sorrow that we report the death of Harvey Webb Friday night, September 27, 1985, at Wichita, Kansas. He was attending the convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Kansas. He had only been at the convention a short time and was scheduled to chair the nominating committee. The heart attack occurred a little after 8:00, and he died soon after.

Harvey was a long-time member of the National Federation of the Blind. He was the first president of the National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana, serving two terms in that position from 1972 until 1976. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind from 1972 until 1974.

Harvey moved from Louisiana to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in June of 1982; and he and his wife Joyce moved to Kansas City, Kansas, in January of 1984. Wherever Harvey went, he was concerned to strengthen the movement.

At the time of his death he was the Secretary of the National Federation of the Blind of Kansas and President of the Kaw Valley Chapter. Under his leadership the chapter prospered, and the effect of his work was felt throughout the state. He was instrumental in establishing a Braille library in Kansas. The library should be in operation by the first of the year. It will be a living memorial to his energy and constructive efforts.

Harvey was unfailingly good tempered and friendly. The Webbs and the Edlunds were particularly close, and the loss will especially be felt by Dick and Eileen. Harvey Webb was a Federationist who made many contributions and demanded little recognition.