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John Anderson, Jr.

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Date: Between 1958 and 1960

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Anderson, John *5

Unit ID: 505600

Summary: This formal portrait shows John Anderson, Jr., a lawyer and politician from Olathe, Kansas. He began his political career in 1946 when he was elected as county attorney of Johnson County on the Republican ticket. In 1952 Anderson was elected to the Kansas Senate representing District Six of Johnson County. A position he served from 1953 to 1956 before his appointment as Attorney General of Kansas. He served from 1956 to 1961 and won the elections of 1956 and 1958. In the November general election of 1960, Anderson defeated Democratic incumbent George Docking to become the thirty-sixth Governor of Kansas serving from 1961 to 1965. He was also the first Governor to occupy Cedar Crest, which became the official home of the Kansas Governor.

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Title (Main title): John Anderson, Jr.


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