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 Robert Frederick Bennett

Robert Frederick Bennett

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Oct 2000 (aged 73)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 14275225 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 13 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14275225
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Frederick Bennett (23 May 1927–9 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14275225, citing Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, Johnson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .