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John Anderson, Jr.

Politician, governor. Republican. Born: May 8, 1917, Johnson County. Served as 36th Governor of Kansas: January 9, 1961, to January 11, 1965.John Anderson, Jr.

Born in Johnson County on May 8, 1917, John Anderson, Jr., was a 1944 graduate of the University of Kansas law school. He practiced law in Olathe and served as county attorney, state legislator, and attorney general before winning the gubernatorial election in 1960. After finishing his second term, Anderson returned to the practice of law. In 1972, he unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination for governor a third time. That year, Republicans chose Morris Kay who lost in the general election to Robert Docking.

Entry: Anderson, Jr., John

Author: Kristina Gaylord

Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: July 2012

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