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Payne Ratner

Payne RatnerAKA Payne Harry Ratner

Born: 3-Oct-1896
Birthplace: Casey, IL
Died: 27-Dec-1974
Location of death: Wichita, KS
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, KS

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Kansas, 1939-43

Military service: US Navy (WWI, Ens.)

Father: Harry Ratner
Mother: Julia
Wife: Cliffe Dodd (m. 21-Aug-1920, until his death, d. 1994, one son, two daughters)
Son: Payne Harry Ratner, Jr. (b. 31-Aug-1924)
Daughter: Cliffe Warren Ratner (b. 19-Jan-1930)
Daughter: Julia Marie Ratner (b. 1-Sep-1934)

    High School: Blackwell High School, Blackwell, OK
    Law School: Washington University in St. Louis (1920)

    Governor of Kansas (9-Jan-1939 to 11-Jan-1943)
    Kansas State Senate (1937-39)
    Kansas State Senate (1929-33)
    Kansas State Official County Attorney, Labette County, KS (1923-27)
    American Legion
    Iowa State Bar Association
    Kansas Bar Association
    Kiwanis Club
    Knights Templar
    Order of the Eastern Star
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

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