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Governor Arthur Capper

Arthur Capper was an American politician from Kansas. He was the 20th Governor of Kansas from 1915 to 1919 and a United States Senator from 1919 to 1949.


Time in Office: January 11, 1915 - January 13, 1919

Born: July 14, 1865, Garnett, Kansas.

Died: December 19, 1951, Topeka, Kansas.

Republican publisher from Topeka.

Capper owned several newspapers and two radio stations.  His best known newspaper was "Capper's weekly". "Capper's" continues today as a bimonthly glossy magazine that focuses on rural living.

He was also the son-in-law of former governor Samuel J. Crawford

Before his time as governor, he served as President of the Board of Regents of Kansas State Agricultural College (now known as Kansas State University) from 1910 to 1913. While in the United States Senate, he at times served as chairman of the Committee of Expenditures of the Department of Agriculture and the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. He also at times served as chairman of the Committee on Claims and the Committee on the District of Columbia. He co-sponsored the Capper-Volstead Act.

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