Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987

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Dates:
Birth 1887-09-09
Death 1987-10-12
English

Biographical notes:

Alf Landon was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for president in 1936. Before that presidential campaign, Landon was governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1936. Even before the governorship, he was a prominent Kansas Republican. For a biography of Landon, see Donald R. McCoy, Landon of Kansas (Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1966).

From the guide to the Speeches, correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings., 1927-1963, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection)

Governor, politician.

From the description of Reminiscences of Alfred Mossman Landon : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528841

Banker, oilman, political figure; of Independence, Topeka, Kan.

Alfred Mossman Landon was born at West Middlesex, Pa., in 1887. He was educated at Elba and Marietta, Ohio, before the family moved to Independence, Kan., in 1904. After one year of academic work at the University of Kansas (Lawrence), he transferred to the Law School there and received his L.L.B. degree in 1908. Landon instead chose to work as a bank clerk at the First National Bank in Independence then followed his father into the oil business. He served as Kansas governor 1930-34. Following his 1936 presidential defeat, he was regarded as an "elder statesman" by Republicans, and many notable political figures sought his counsel. He died in Topeka in 1987.

From the description of Alfred M. Landon papers, 1916-1950. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 50723174

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Subjects:

  • Politics, Practical
  • Political Campaigns
  • Petroleum industry and trade--History
  • United States--History--1945-
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Television in politics
  • Politicians--Interviews
  • Campaign literature
  • Governor
  • Campaign literature, 1936--Republican
  • Radio in politics
  • Governors--Interviews
  • Presidents--Election
  • U.S. History. 1945-
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • U.S. History. 1933-1945
  • Elections. U.S. 1936
  • Republican Party
  • Kansas--Politics and government
  • United States--History--1933-1945

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  • Independence (Kan.) (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Topeka (Kan.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)