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Kansas Insurance Commissioners

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

Name Term Party  Hometown
Kansas State Superintendents of Insurance
William C. Webb 1871-1873 Republican Fort Scott
Edward Russell 1873-1874 Republican  
Harrison Clarkson 1874-1875   Topeka
Orrin T. Welch 1875- 883 Republican Topeka
Richard B. Morris 1883-1887 Democrat Atchison
Daniel W. Wilder 1887-1891 Republican Hiawatha
W. H. McBride 1891-1893 Republican Osborne
S. H. Snider 1893-1895   Kingman
George T. Anthony 1895-1896 Republican Ottawa
Alexander P. Riddle 1896-1897 Republican Minneapolis
Webb McNall 1897-1899 Populist Gaylord
Willard V. Church 1899-1903 Republican Marion
Charles H. Luling 1903-1907 Republican Wichita
Charles W. Barnes 1907-1911 Republican Osage City
Isaac S. Lewis 1911-1915 Republican St. John
Carey J. Wilson 1915-1919 Republican Topeka
Frank L. Travis 1919-1923 Republican Iola
William R. Baker 1923-June 1927 Republican Topeka
Kansas State Commissioners of Insurance
William R. Baker June 1927-January 14, 1929 Republican Topeka
Charles F. Hobbs January 14, 1929-January 13, 1947 Republican Baldwin
Frank Sullivan January 13, 1947-January 11, 1971 Republican Lawrence
Fletcher (William Fletcher) Bell January 11, 1971-January 14, 1991 Republican Lawrence
Ronald L. Todd January 14, 1991-January 9, 1995 Republican Lawrence
Kathleen Sebelius January 9, 1995-January 13, 2003 Democrat Topeka
Sandy Praeger January 13, 2003-January 12, 2015 Republican Lawrence
Ken Selzer January 12, 2015- Republican Leawood

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Entry: Kansas Insurance Commissioners

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: February 2017

Date Modified: February 2017

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