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Robert Frederick Bennett
Birth: May 23, 1927
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 2000
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Kansas Governor. He graduated from the University of Kansas, in 1950, earned a law degree in 1952 and opened a private law firm. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps, during World War II and in the Korean War. He was a member of the Prairie Village City Council, (1955-57). Mayor of Prairie Village, (1957-65) and a Kansas State Senator, (1965-74). In 1975, he was elected as a Republican the 39th Governor of Kansas, serving until 1979. While in office, he reformed the way the governor's office operates to make the heads of state agencies more responsible to the governor Unsuccessful in a bid for a second term, he returned to his own law firm and was Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, (1982-83). He died of cancer at age 73. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Corinth Cemetery
Prairie Village
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.97826, -94.62691
 
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Record added: May 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14275225
Robert Frederick Bennett
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