Politician, Governor. Republican. Born: January 9, 1953, Salina, Kansas. Served as 43rd Governor of Kansas: January 9, 1995, to January 13, 2003.
Bill Graves was the state's 43rd governor. Born in January 9, 1953, in Salina, Graves was elected Kansas Secretary of State in 1990. He defeated Jim Slattery, a Democratic Congressman, in his race for governor in 1994. Graves was re-elected four years later with one of the largest margins in Kansas history.
Entry: Graves, Bill
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Date Created: June 2011
Date Modified: May 2012
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