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Kassebaum-Baker, Nancy Landon

(kăs`əbôm', –boum'), 1932–, U.S. senator from Kansas (1979–97), b. Topeka, Kans. A Republican and the daughter of Kansas governor Alfred Mossman (Alf) LandonLandon, Alfred Mossman,
1887–1987, U.S. politician, b. West Middlesex, Pa. He was a banker and oil operator before he ran for public office. Landon served (1933–37) as governor of Kansas and gained a national reputation by his economic administration.
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, she was the first woman who had not entered politics as the widow of a congressman to be elected to the Senate. Kassebaum was an early proponent of term limits, supported abortion rights and gun control, and became chairwoman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee in 1995. She was married to Howard BakerBaker, Howard Henry, Jr.,
1925–2014, U.S. politician and public official, b. Huntsville, Tenn., grad. Univ. of Tennessee Law College 1949. The son of Howard Henry Baker, 1902–64, a lawyer, newspaper publisher, and U.S.
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 from 1996 until his death in 2014.
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Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker brokered a compromise stipulating that the federal government could not own more than 180 acres and requested that the National Park Trust own the remainder of the preserve as a private party.
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People around the world are joining together in their communities as we do here in Japan today to pay respects to those who perished, and to rekindle their hope for a world without terror,'' Nancy Kassebaum Baker, wife of Ambassador Howard Baker, said.
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