Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987

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Frank Carlson, a farmer-stockman, was Governor of Kansas from January 13, 1947 to November 28, 1950. He served as a U. S. Senator representing Kansas from 1950 to 1969. Mr. Carlson was born Jan. 23, 1893, in Concordia, Kan.; and died May 30, 1987, in Concordia, Kan.

From the description of Frank Carlson selected papers [microform], 1952-1966. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 62096637

Farmer, stockman, U.S. representative 1935-46, Kansas governor 1947-50, U.S. senator 1950-69 (Republican); of Concordia.

From the description of Frank Carlson papers : Collection 92, 1935-1968. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 701734686

Frank Carlson (b. Jan. 23, 1893, Concordia, Kansas-d. May 30, 1987, Concordia, Kansas), U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Kansas, served as a private in the U.S. Army during the First World War after attending Kansas State College. Before his election to six terms as a Member of the U.S. Congress, Mr. Carlson served in the Kansas State House of Representatives and briefly as chairman of the Republican State Committee. He was also Governor of Kansas prior to his election to the U.S. Senate where he served from 1950 to 1969.

From the description of Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574277

Frank Carlson was born in 1893 near Concordia, (Cloud County) Kansas. Prior to entering politics he was a farmer. He was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 1928, and continued in public office for 34 years. He served in the United States House of Representatives for 12 years, was Kansas Governor for two terms, and served as a United States Senator for 18 years. He died in 1987.

From the description of Frank Carlson 1946 campaign papers collection, 1946. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 49359686

Frank Carlson (1893-1987) was a governor, representative, and senator for the state of Kansas.

Carlson was born 23 January 1893 near Concordia, Kansas. He attended Kansas State University and then served as a private in World War I from 1918-1919. He married Alice Fredrickson on 26 August 1919 in Kansas. After the war he began farming in Concordia until 1929 when he was elected to the Kansas legislature and then the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1935-1947. In 1947, he was elected governor of Kansas, where he worked on issues such as mental health programs and long-term highway projects. He was elected in 1950 to be a Kansas senator. During the 1952 presidential elecetion he campaigned for Dwight D. Eisenhower, a fellow Texan. He was re-elected in 1956 and 1962 and then retired to Concordia. He died 30 May 1987 at his home. He has a federal court building named after him in Topeka.

Carlson was involved in the McCarthy Censure Committee, which was a senate committee composed of U.S. Senators opposed to the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy and called for his censorship. The papers in this collection deal with Carlson's involvement in the committee.

From the guide to the Senator Frank Carlson papers, 1954, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn Stockwell, Glenn Dale, 1901-1964. Glen Stockwell collection : ms. collection no. 81, 1944-1958 (bulk 1951-1952). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987. Frank Carlson papers : Collection 92, 1935-1968. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Senator Frank Carlson papers, 1954 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Hill, Clyde, 1912-1992. Clyde Hill papers, 1948-1989 (bulk 1955-1975). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Frank Carlson oral history collection, 1976 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Iconographic Collection, 1848-2005 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987. [Frank Carlson oral history collection] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987. Frank Carlson 1946 campaign papers collection, 1946. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stella Brunt Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959. Albert Joseph Engel papers, 1911-1959. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Biographical Information, 1916-1998 (bulk 1960s-1980s) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959. Albert Joseph Engel papers, 1885-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn White, William Allen, 1868-1944. William Allen White papers, 1859-1944 (bulk 1899-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stafford, George M., 1915-. George Stafford papers 1947 - 1998. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987. Frank Carlson selected papers [microform], 1952-1966. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn William Allen White Papers, 1859-1944, (bulk 1899-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987. Frank Carlson papers, Sept.-Dec. [microform], 1954. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Carlson, Frank, 1893-1987,. Senator Frank Carlson papers [microform]. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. SOVIET-HELD RB-47 FLIERS MEET FAMILIES AND HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE, FORBES, AFB, KANSAS, 28 JANUARY AND 3 MARCH 1961
referencedIn Fellowship Foundation (Washington, D.C.). Records of Fellowship Foundation, 1937-1988. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Haines, Brook L., 1900-1987. Brook L. Haines papers, 1930-1979 (bulk 1944-1948). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Haynes, Lacy (Lacy C.), 1888-1951. Correspondence, 1926-1950. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Frank Carlson
creatorOf Kansas. Governor (1947-1950 : Carlson). Correspondence of the governor's office. 1947-1950. Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Fellowship Foundation (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Haines, Brook L., 1900-1987. person
associatedWith Haynes, Lacy (Lacy C.), 1888-1951. person
associatedWith Hill, Clyde, 1912-1992. person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas. Governor (1947-1950 : Carlson) corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas. Legislature. House of Representatives. corporateBody
associatedWith Kansas State Historical Society, corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957. person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Kan.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stafford, George M., 1915- person
associatedWith Stockwell, Glenn Dale, 1901-1964. person
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944. person
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Birth 1893-01-23

Death 1987-05-30

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