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Edward F. Arn

Politician, governor. Republican. Born: May 19, 1907, Kansas City. Died: January 22, 1998, Wichita Kansas. Served as 32nd Governor of Kansas: January 8, 1951, to January 10, 1955. 

Edward ArnBorn in Kansas City on May 19, 1907, Edward Ferdinand Arn was the first Kansas governor born in the 20th century. A World War II veteran and Republican activist, Arn served as state attorney general and as a state supreme court justice before his election as governor in 1950. Arn returned to Wichita to practice law after completing his second term in January 1955. He died there on January 22, 1998.

Entry: Arn, Edward F.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: March 2016

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