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Joan Finney

(1925 - 2001)

  • Born in Topeka and graduated from Washburn University
  • Staff member for U.S. Senator Frank Carlson, commissioner of elections for Shawnee County, and administrative assistant to the Topeka mayor
  • First woman and longest-serving state treasurer from 1972-1986
  • First woman governor of Kansas from 1991-1995

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