Capper, Arthur

Capper, Arthur

(1865–1951) publisher, U.S. senator; born in Garnett, Kans. A newspaper and magazine publisher, he was elected governor of Kansas (Rep., 1915–19) and U.S. senator (1919–49). A New Deal supporter in domestic politics and an isolationist in foreign policy, he was not an especially outspoken leader in the Senate.
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