Hayden, Mike, 1944-

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Mike Hayden was the forty-first governor of Kansas, between 1987-1991. Hayden was a Republican. He was born on March 15, 1944 in Colby, Kansas and raised in Atwood, Kansas. He was a graduate of Kansas State University in wildlife conservation, 1966, and a graduate of Fort Hays State University in biology, 1974. He represented district 120 in the Kansas House of Representatives between 1973-1986, serving as speaker of the house between 1983-1986. Hayden lost his gubernatorial campaign for re-election to Joan Finney in 1990. After his service as governor, he was appointed to Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife at the U.S. Department of the Interior by President George H. W. Bush in 1991. Hayden has also served as the Secretary of Wildlife and Parks for Kansas, appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2002.

From the description of Mike Hayden papers, 1981-1985. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 694526806

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Relation Name
associatedWith Hill, Clyde, 1912-1992. person
associatedWith Kansas. Commission on Interstate Cooperation. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas. Legislature House of Representatives. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas. State Finance Council. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Carol E. person
associatedWith Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Kan.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Water resources development
Nature conservation
Advertising, political
Television advertising
Severance tax
Natural gas


Birth 1944-03-16


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