James Grant Madison, the first president of the Kansas City-Leavenworth area chapter of the National 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, or Buffalo Soldiers, died Monday in Kansas City. He was 92.
Madison was born in Marshall, Mo. He entered the Army in 1942 and served in the 10th Cavalry. When the Army disbanded the horse cavalry, Madison’s unit served in North Africa and Europe during World War II.
After the war, Madison worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years.
The Buffalo Soldiers were members of the 10th Cavalry formed at Fort Leavenworth in 1866. They protected settlers during the westward expansion. The 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association was formed in 1966.
Madison was a frequent local resource for information on the Buffalo Soldiers. He met President Bill Clinton in the White House in 1993.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 11424 Hickman Mills Drive, Grandview. Interment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery.