Politician, governor. Republican. Born: June 1, 1894, Bushnell, Illinois. Died: June 23, 1966, Kansas City. Served as 31st Governor of Kansas: November 28, 1950, to January 8, 1951.
Born in Bushnell, Illinois, Frank Leslie Hagaman was seriously wounded while serving in the 117th Ammunition Train during World War I. On November 28, 1950, he became only the second Kansas lieutenant governor to take over the state's highest office upon the resignation of a governor. Having failed to win the gubernatorial nomination for himself in 1950, Hagaman, a lawyer and former Republican legislator, served as Kansas' chief executive for only 41 days. He died in Kansas City at age 72 on June 23, 1966.
Entry: Hagaman, Frank
Author: Kansas Historical Society
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Date Created: June 2011
Date Modified: March 2016
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