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Alf Landon

Alf LandonAKA Alfred Mossman Landon

Born: 9-Sep-1887
Birthplace: West Middlesex, PA
Died: 12-Oct-1987
Location of death: Topeka, KS
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Republican Presidential candidate 1936

Military service: US Army

Born in Pennsylvania, grew up on Ohio, and did not move to Kansas until he was seventeen. Worked on Progressive Party Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 Presidential campaign. Governor of Kansas 1933-7, in fact the only Republican elected as Governor in 1932. Landon became the Republican candidate for President in 1936, trounced by Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Landon was only able to carry Maine and Vermont, making it the biggest landslide since 1820.

Father: John Manuel Landon
Mother: Anne Mossman Landon
Wife: Margaret Fleming (m. 9-Jan-1915, d. 1918)
Daughter: Margaret Ann Mills ("Peggy", b. 8-Apr-1917, d. 26-Mar-1995)
Wife: Theo Cobb (m. 1930, d. 14-Jul-1996)
Daughter: Nancy Kassebaum (US Senator)
Son: John ("Jack")

    Law School: University of Kansas (1908)

    Governor of Kansas 1933-37
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Is the subject of books:
Landon of Kansas, Jun-1979, BY: Donald R. McCoy

Author of books:
America at the Crossroads (Jun-1971)

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