James B. Nutter, a well-known businessman in Kansas City, reportedly died Friday at the age of 89.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was one of the first people to publicly announce Nutter’s death. In a Twitter post Friday, McCaskill said Nutter was one of a kind.
“I’m incredibly sad,” McCaskill tweeted. “My dear friend James Nutter has passed away. There’ll never be another one like him. Kind, generous, loyal, very big heart.”
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McCaskill later issued a statement on Nutter’s death. It read: “Jim Nutter was an institution in Kansas City for a reason. He was an outstanding businessman who had a huge heart for his community. From helping Children’s Mercy or supporting the Truman Library, he never said no. I was incredibly lucky to have him as a friend and mentor for over 30 years. He is simply irreplaceable. My love to his family.”
Nutter was the founder and chairman of James B. Nutter & Co., a mortgage banking firm headquartered in Kansas City. He founded the company in 1951.