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Charles Curtis

(1860-1936)

  • Born near Topeka
  • Attended school that is now Kaw Mission State Historic Site in Council Grove
  • Spoke three languages—English, French, and Kansa
  • Worked as a jockey before becoming a lawyer
  • Elected with President Herbert Hoover in 1928, becoming first American Indian U.S. vice president

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