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  Allen, Henry J.
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NameHenry J. Allen
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Wichita, Kansas , United States
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Born September 11, 1868
DiedJanuary 17, 1950 (81 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Dec 19, 2015 02:42am
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InfoBorn in Pittsfield, Warren County, Pa., September 11, 1868; moved with his parents to Kansas in 1870 and settled on a farm near Clifton, Clay County; attended the public schools, Washburn College, Topeka, Kans., and was graduated from Baker University, Baldwin, Kans., in 1890; became a newspaper reporter and editorial writer; during the Spanish-American War served as a war correspondent in Cuba; member of the press galleries of the United States Congress 1914-1916; owner of several Kansas newspapers; served with the American Red Cross in France as head of the home communication service during the First World War; Governor of Kansas 1919-1923; special commissioner of the Near East Relief to Armenia, Turkey, Greece, and Southern Russia in 1923 and 1924; director of publicity for the Republican National Committee in the campaign of 1928; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Curtis and served from April 1, 1929, to November 30, 1930, when a duly elected successor qualified; unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy; editor of the Topeka State Journal and chairman of the board of directors of the Wichita Beacon; died in Wichita, Kans., January 17, 1950; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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  11/04/1930 KS US Senate Special Lost 47.95% (-2.09%)
  08/05/1930 KS US Senate - Special R Primary Won 45.70% (+23.01%)
  04/01/1929 KS US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1920 KS Governor Won 58.44% (+19.18%)
  06/12/1920 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 7.06% (-62.03%)
  11/05/1918 KS Governor Won 66.39% (+35.71%)
  11/03/1914 KS Governor Lost 15.91% (-23.76%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Nobel Peace Prize - Oct 10, 1930 N Samuel Colcord
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 R John J. Parker