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Kansas Insurance Commissioners

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The office was known as the Superintendent of Insurance until 1927, when the title changed to Commissioner of Insurance.

Name Term of Office

Kansas State Superintendents of Insurance

William C. Webb 1871 - 1873
Edward Russell 1873 - 1874
Harrison Clarkson 1874 - 1875
Orrin T. Welch 1875 - 1883
Richard B. Morris 1883 - 1887
Daniel W. Wilder 1887 - 1891
W. H. McBride 1891 - 1893
S. H. Snider 1893 - 1895
George T. Anthony 1895 - 1896
Alexander P. Riddle 1896 - 1897
Webb McNall 1897 - 1899
Willard V. Church 1899 - 1903
Charles H. Luling 1903 - 1907
Charles W. Barnes 1907 - 1911
Isaac S. Lewis 1911 - 1915
Carey J. Wilson 1915 - 1919
Frank L. Travis 1919 - 1923
William R. Baker 1923 - June 1927

Kansas State Commissioners of Insurance

William R. Baker June 1927 - 14 Jan 1929
Charles F. Hobbs 14 Jan 1929 - 13 Jan 1947
Frank Sullivan 13 Jan 1947 - 11 Jan 1971
Fletcher (William Fletcher) Bell 11 Jan 1971 - 14 Jan 1991
Ronald L. Todd 14 Jan 1991 - 9 Jan 1995
Kathleen Sebelius 9 Jan 1995 - 13 Jan 2003
Sandy Praeger 13 Jan 2003 -

Alphabetical listing of Kansas State Superintendents & Commissioners of Insurance

George T. Anthony
Supt. of Insurance 1895 - 1896
Republican from Ottawa

William R. Baker
Supt. of Insurance 1923 - June 1927
Commissioner of Insurance June 1927 - 14 Jan 1929
Republican from Topeka

Charles W. Barnes
Supt. of Insurance 1907 - 1911
Republican from Osage City

Fletcher (William Fletcher) Bell
Died 20 Feb 2000 in Rogers, Ark.
Commissioner of Insurance 11 Jan 1971 - 14 Jan 1991
Republican from Lawrence

Willard V. Church
Supt. of Insurance 1899 - 1903
Republican from Marion

Harrison Clarkson
Supt. of Insurance 1874 - 1875
From Topeka

Charles F. Hobbs
Commissioner of Insurance 14 Jan 1929 - 13 Jan 1947
Republican from Baldwin

Isaac S. Lewis
Supt. of Insurance 1911 - 1915
Republican from St. John

Charles H. Luling
Supt. of Insurance 1903 - 1907
Republican from Wichita

W. H. McBride
Supt. of Insurance 1891 - 1893
Republican from Osborne

Webb McNall
Supt. of Insurance 1897 - 1899
Populist from Gaylord

Richard B. Morris
Supt. of Insurance 1883 - 1887
Democrat from Atchison

Sandy Praeger
Born 21 Oct 1944, Fayetteville, N.C.
Commissioner of Insurance 13 Jan 2003 -
Republican state senator from Lawrence

Alexander P. Riddle
Supt. of Insurance 1896 - 1897
Republican from Minneapolis

Edward Russell
Supt. of Insurance 1873 - 1874
Republican

Kathleen Sebelius
Commissioner of Insurance 9 Jan 1995 - 13 Jan 2003
Democrat from Topeka

S. H. Snider
Supt. of Insurance 1893 - 1895
From Kingman

Frank Sullivan
Commissioner of Insurance 13 Jan 1947 - 11 Jan 1971
Republican from Lawrence

Ronald L. Todd
Commissioner of Insurance 14 Jan 1991 - 9 Jan 1995
Republican from Lawrence

Frank L. Travis
Supt. of Insurance 1919 - 1923
Republican from Iola

William C. Webb
Supt. of Insurance 1871 - 1873
Republican from Fort Scott

Orrin T. Welch
Supt. of Insurance 1875 - 1883
Republican from Topeka

Daniel W. Wilder
Supt. of Insurance 1887 - 1891
Republican from Hiawatha

Carey J. Wilson
Supt. of Insurance 1915 - 1919
Republican from Topeka