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 Arthur Capper

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Arthur Capper

  • Birth 14 Jul 1865 Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 19 Dec 1951 Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Section 58 - Lot 47 - Space 2
  • Memorial ID 6272514

Kansas Governor, U.S. Senator. Learning the art of printing, he became a newspaper publisher, eventually owning several newspapers and two radio stations. He was president of the board of regents for the Kansas Agricultural College, (1910-13). In 1914, he was elected as a Republican the 20th Governor of Kansas, serving until 1919. While in office, he was also chairman of the National Governor’s Association. After his term, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1919-49). After retiring from the Senate, he continued the newspaper publishing business until his death at age 86.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
  • Added: 19 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6272514
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Capper (14 Jul 1865–19 Dec 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6272514, citing Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .