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Arthur Capper

(1865-1951)

  • Born in Garnett
  • First native-born Kansan elected governor, served two terms
  • Served five terms as U.S. senator
  • Owned and published Capper's Weekly and Topeka Daily Capital
  • Established what became Easter Seals Capper Foundation to aid children with disabilities
  • Initiated programs that eventually became the 4-H movement

Find more information about Arthur Capper in Kansapedia.

In 2011, Arthur Capper was selected as one of the 25 Notable Kansans by Governor Brownback's Blue Ribbon Panel for Kansas history.

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