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  Capper, Arthur
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NameArthur Capper
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Topeka, Kansas , United States
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Born July 14, 1865
DiedDecember 19, 1951 (86 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Nov 25, 2015 06:16pm
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InfoBorn in Garnett, Anderson County, Kans., July 14, 1865; attended the common schools; learned the art of printing and subsequently became a newspaper reporter; owner and publisher of the Topeka Daily Capital, Capper's Weekly, Capper's Farmer, the Household Magazine, and other publications; owner of two radio stations; president of the board of regents, Kansas Agricultural College 1910-1913; founded The Capper Foundation, Topeka, Kans., in 1920; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kansas in 1912; Governor of Kansas 1915-1919; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1918; reelected in 1924, 1930, 1936, and again in 1942 and served from March 4, 1919, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Claims (Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses), Committee on District of Columbia (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-second Congresses), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Eightieth Congress); returned to Topeka, Kans., and continued publishing business; died in Topeka, Kans., December 19, 1951; interment in Topeka Cemetery.

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  11/03/1942 KS US Senate Won 57.11% (+16.81%)
  07/28/1940 US President - R Convention Lost 0.86% (-46.73%)
  11/03/1936 KS US Senate Won 51.00% (+2.59%)
  01/04/1932 President Pro Tempore Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/04/1930 KS US Senate Won 61.09% (+22.19%)
  11/04/1924 KS US Senate Won 70.10% (+44.87%)
  11/05/1918 KS US Senate Won 63.69% (+29.96%)
  11/07/1916 KS Governor Won 60.77% (+27.73%)
  11/03/1914 KS Governor Won 39.67% (+9.06%)
  11/05/1912 KS Governor Lost 46.54% (-0.01%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 NPA Reject