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Alf Landon
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26th Governor of Kansas
In office
January 9, 1933 – January 11, 1937
Lieutenant Charles W. Thompson
Preceded by Harry H. Woodring
Succeeded by Walter A. Huxman
Personal details
Born
Alfred Mossman Landon

(1887-09-09)September 9, 1887
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died October 12, 1987(1987-10-12) (aged 100)
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Resting place Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)

(1) Margaret Fleming (died 1918)

(2) Theo Cobb (survived Alf, died in 1996)
Children Margaret Anne (first marriage), Nancy, John (both from second marriage)
Alma mater University of Kansas
Profession Banker, oilman, politician
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service Seal of the United States Board of War and Ordnance.svg United States Army
Years of service c. 1917–18
Rank US Army O2 shoulderboard rotated.svg First lieutenant
Battles/wars World War I

Alfred Mossman Landon (September 9, 1887 – October 12, 1987) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He served as the 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937.

Landon was the Republican Party’s nominee in the 1936 presidential election, but was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan attended Landon's hundredth birthday party at his home in Topeka. President Reagan described Landon as "the living soul of Kansas" and remarked, "You don't know what a joy it is to come to a birthday party of someone who in all honesty can call me a kid."



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