Landon, Alfred Mossman

Landon, 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. As Republican candidate for president in 1936, running against Franklin Delano Roosevelt, he carried only Maine and Vermont. Nancy Landon Kassebaum-BakerKassebaum-Baker, Nancy Landon
, 1932–, U.S. senator from Kansas (1979–97), b. Topeka, Kans. A Republican and the daughter of Kansas governor Alfred Mossman (Alf) Landon, she was the first woman who had not entered politics as the widow of a congressman to be elected
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 is his daughter.
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