From the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division
|26th Governor of Kansas|
January 9, 1933 – January 11, 1937
|Lieutenant||Charles W. Thompson|
|Preceded by||Harry H. Woodring|
|Succeeded by||Walter A. Huxman|
Alfred Mossman Landon
September 9, 1887
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||October 12, 1987 (aged 100)|
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
|Resting place||Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||(1) Margaret Fleming (died 1918)|
(2) Theo Cobb (survived Alf, died in 1996)
|Children||Margaret Anne (first marriage), Nancy, John (both from second marriage)|
|Alma mater||University of Kansas|
|Profession||Banker, oilman, politician|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||c. 1917–18|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan attended Landon's hundredth birthday party at his home in Topeka. 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]
- "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.
- "Alfred M. Landon". Topeka, KS: Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on December 17, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "Widow of Alf Landon Dies". The New York Times. July 23, 1996. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
- "The Alf Landon legacy". Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2008.
- 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
Other websites[change | change source]
- Alf Landon's Obituary (New York Times)
- Alfred M. Landon Lecture Series on Public Issues (Kansas State University)
- Alf Landon and Social Security Reform by Nicholaus Mills, Dissent, Spring 2005.