CAPPER, Arthur (1865-1951)

Republican of Kansas

0th congressional district

Served in Senate 1919-1948

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Biography

CAPPER, Arthur, a Senator from Kansas; born in Garnett, Anderson County, Kans., July 14, 1865; attended the common schools; learned the art of printing and subsequently became a newspaper reporter; owner and publisher of the Topeka Daily Capital, CapperÂ’s Weekly, CapperÂ’s Farmer, the Household Magazine, and other publications; owner of two radio stations; president of the board of regents, Kansas Agricultural College 1910-1913; founded The Capper Foundation, Topeka, Kans., in 1920; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kansas in 1912; Governor of Kansas 1915-1919; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1918; reelected in 1924, 1930, 1936, and again in 1942 and served from March 4, 1919, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Claims (Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses), Committee on District of Columbia (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-second Congresses), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Eightieth Congress); returned to Topeka, Kans., and continued publishing business; died in Topeka, Kans., December 19, 1951; interment in Topeka Cemetery.
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