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Topeka, KS

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.topeka.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.topekachamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visittopeka.travel/

Population:
122377 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
5-Dec-1854

County:
Shawnee County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Washburn University
1865

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Collective Brands
2007
Westar Energy
2002
Payless ShoeSource
1956
Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   TAG Holdings LLC
Annette Bening
Actor
29-May-1958   The American President
Gwendolyn Brooks
Poet
7-Jun-1917 3-Dec-2000 Annie Allen
Helen Chenoweth-Hage
Politician
27-Jan-1938 2-Oct-2006 Congresswoman from Idaho, 1995-2001
Charles Curtis
Politician
25-Jan-1860 8-Feb-1936 US Vice President, 1929-33
Joan Finney
Politician
12-Feb-1925 28-Jul-2001 Governor of Kansas, 1991-95
Donald R. Heath
Diplomat
12-Aug-1894 15-Oct-1981 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1958-61
Lynn Jenkins
Politician
10-Jun-1963   Congresswoman, Kansas 2nd
Nancy Kassebaum
Politician
29-Jul-1932   US Senator from Kansas, 1979-97
Kay McFarland
Judge
20-Jul-1935   Kansas Chief Justice
Karl Menninger
Psychiatrist
22-Jul-1893 18-Jul-1990 The Human Mind
Wesley W. Posvar
Educator
14-Sep-1925 27-Jul-2001 Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-91
Pat Roberts
Politician
20-Apr-1936   US Senator from Kansas
Lois Smith
Actor
3-Nov-1930   Five Easy Pieces

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Finney
Politician
12-Feb-1925 28-Jul-2001 Governor of Kansas, 1991-95
Walter A. Huxman
Politician
16-Feb-1887 25-Jun-1972 Governor of Kansas, 1937-39
Alf Landon
Politician
9-Sep-1887 12-Oct-1987 Republican Presidential candidate 1936
Karl Menninger
Psychiatrist
22-Jul-1893 18-Jul-1990 The Human Mind
Harry H. Woodring
Politician
31-May-1890 9-Sep-1967 US Secretary of War, 1936-40



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