Henry A. Bubb (1907-89) was an internationally known businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and community benefactor who served more than 60 years with the Capitol Federal Savings and Loan Association. During his 1941-89 tenure as chairman, president and chief executive officer, the company’s assets grew from $4 million to nearly $3 billion. A 1927 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Bubb’s lifelong support of higher education included 16 years of service on the Kansas Board of Regents. Washburn conferred an honorary doctor of business on him in 1962. The Bubb Light Circle, located on the Washburn campus, was dedicated in his honor in 1980.
John C. “Jack” Dicus (1933- ) is a community leader and philanthropist with a long career of service to Capitol Federal Savings as chairman, president and chief executive officer and as chairman of Capitol Federal Foundation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1955 from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, married Elizabeth “Betty” Bubb (1933-2011) in 1956 and joined his father-in-law at the association in 1959. He also served as director at Westar Energy and Columbian National Title Co., as trustee of the Menninger Foundation and as president of the Kansas University National Alumni Association. His many honors include 2001 Kansan of Distinction, 2003 Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen and 2006 Topeka Business Hall of Fame honoree. Washburn conferred an honorary doctor of humane letters on him in 2000.
Jack and Betty’s son, John B. (1961- ) continues his family’s tradition of community service, philanthropy and support for higher education. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1983 and a master’s degree in 1984 from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. John joined Capitol Federal Savings in 1983. He was elected president of the company in 1996. In 2009, he assumed the roles of chairman and chief executive officer. He has served since 2002 as a Washburn University Foundation trustee.
Today, Capitol Federal has 48 branches in Kansas and Missouri, including seven in Topeka, and more than $9 billion in assets. The family and company have a long history of support for Washburn including scholarship funds, KTWU Channel 11, Washburn Women’s Alliance, Mabee Library, the Oscar S. Stauffer Executive in Residence program, athletics and the Living Learning Center.
|Henry A. Bubb||John C. Dicus (Wichers Photography)|
|Betty Dicus (Wichers Photography)||John B. Dicus|