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Fred Bramlage

Businessman. Born: 1910. Died: 1992.

A Junction City native, Fred Bramlage developed business interests in oil, banking, tires, real estate development, beverage bottling and distribution. He attended Rockhurst College and Kansas State University. After a tour in the Navy and working in private industry, Bramlage became active in state and national politics. At one time he headed the election campaign of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

He was a generous contributor to many organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, the Junction City Library, the Geary County Historical Museum, Kansas State University, his church, and housing for the elderly. He was honored by having the Kansas State University basketball coliseum named after him. He was named the Native Sons and Daughters' Kansan of the Year in 1987. Bramlage was elected to the Kansas Business Hall of Fame in 1990.

Entry: Bramlage, Fred

Author: G. Joseph Pierron

Author information: Judge Pierron serves on the Kansas Court of Appeals and has an interest in Kansas history.

Date Created: November 2012

Date Modified: August 2013

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