Alf Landon

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Alf Landon
From the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division
26th Governor of Kansas
In office
January 9, 1933 – January 11, 1937
LieutenantCharles W. Thompson
Preceded byHarry H. Woodring
Succeeded byWalter A. Huxman
Personal details
Alfred Mossman Landon

(1887-09-09)September 9, 1887
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedOctober 12, 1987(1987-10-12) (aged 100)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)(1) Margaret Fleming (died 1918)[1][2]
(2) Theo Cobb[1] (survived Alf, died in 1996)[3]
ChildrenMargaret Anne (first marriage),[1] Nancy, John (both from second marriage)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Kansas[4]
ProfessionBanker, oilman, politician
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Board of War and Ordnance.svg United States Army
Years of servicec. 1917–18
RankUS Army O2 shoulderboard rotated.svg First lieutenant
Battles/warsWorld War I

Alfred Mossman Landon (September 9, 1887 – October 12, 1987) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He served as the 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937.

Landon was the Republican Party’s nominee in the 1936 presidential election, but was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan attended Landon's hundredth birthday party at his home in Topeka.[5] President Reagan described Landon as "the living soul of Kansas" and remarked, "You don't know what a joy it is to come to a birthday party of someone who in all honesty can call me a kid."

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Alf Landon, G.O.P. Stand-Bearer, Dies at 100". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. "Alfred M. Landon". Topeka, KS: Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on December 17, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  3. "Widow of Alf Landon Dies". The New York Times. July 23, 1996. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  4. "The Alf Landon legacy". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2008.
  5. Sipchen, Bobl (8 September 1987), Reagan's Vacation : When the President Takes Time Off Out Here, the Costs and the Logistics Are Enormous, Los Angeles Times, retrieved 3 April 2016

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