In observance of the Kansas 150, Governor Sam Brownback's Blue Ribbon Panel for Kansas History announced the top 25 Notable Kansans. This list represents those who have strong Kansas connections and whose actions had national or international significance. The purpose of the Notable Kansans list is to excite Kansans about their history and inspire our young people about the importance and relevance of Kansas history and its people. Announcements were made at events across the state in August and September.
25 Notable Kansans
See the blue ribbon panel's selections for the top 12 Notable Kansas Events
Governor Brownback's Blue Ribbon Panel for Kansas History
Don Chubb, Topeka
Dr. Virgil Dean, Kansas Historical Society
Gayle Garrelts, Hays
Dr. James Hoy, Emporia State University
Bob Keckeisen, Kansas Historical Society
Nate McAlister, Royal Valley High School
Dr. Leo Oliva, Woodston
Mary Regan, Finney County Historical Society
J. Schafer, Kansas Public Radio
Dr. James Shortridge, University of Kansas
Dr. Raymond Wilson, Fort Hays State University
Entry: Notable Kansans
Author: Kansas Historical Society
Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.
Date Created: April 2011
Date Modified: December 2012
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