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Kansas Senators (U. S. Congress)

The Kansas State Archives and Library holds personal papers or senatorial papers for some of the senators, as indicated below. Visit the State Archives and Library

Name Term of Office Personal or Senatorial Papers Link to Description of Records
Lane Succession
James Henry Lane 4 July 1861 - 11 July 1866 Yes  
Edmund Gibson Ross 19 July 1866 - 3 Mar 1871 Yes finding aid
Alexander Caldwell 4 Mar 1871 - 24 Mar 1873 Yes  
Robert Crozier 22 Nov 1873 - 2 Feb 1874 Yes  
James Madison Harvey 2 Feb 1874 - 3 Mar 1877 Yes finding aid
Preston Bierce Plumb 4 Mar 1877 - 20 Dec 1891 Yes  
Bishop Walden Perkins 1 Jan 1892 - 3 Mar 1893 Yes  
John A. Martin 4 Mar 1893 - 3 Mar 1895 Yes  
Lucien Baker 4 Mar 1895 - 3 Mar 1901    
Joseph Ralph Burton 4 Mar 1901 - 4 June 1906    
Alfred Washburn Benson 11 June 1906 - 29 Jan 1907 Yes  
Charles Curtis 29 Jan 1907 - 3 Mar 1913    
William Howard Thompson 4 Mar 1913 - 3 Mar 1919 Yes  
Arthur Capper 4 Mar 1919 - 3 Jan 1949 Yes finding aid
Andrew Frank Schoeppel 3 Jan 1949 - 21 Jan 1962 Yes  
James Blackwood Pearson 31 Jan 1962 - 23 Dec 1978 At KU Spencer Library  
Nancy Landon Kassebaum 23 Dec 1978 - 7 Jan 1997 Yes finding aid
Charles Patrick (Pat) Roberts 7 Jan 1997 -    
Pomeroy Succession
Samuel Clarke Pomeroy 4 July 1861 - 3 Mar 1873 Yes  
John James Ingalls 4 Mar 1873 - 3 Mar 1891 Yes finding aid
William Alfred Peffer 4 Mar 1891 - 3 Mar 1897 Yes  
William Alexander Harris 4 Mar 1897 - 3 Mar 1903 Yes  
Chester Isaiah Long 4 Mar 1903 - 3 Mar 1909 Yes finding aid
Joseph Little Bristow 4 Mar 1909 - 3 Mar 1915 Yes finding aid
Charles Curtis 4 Mar 1915 - 3 Mar 1929 Yes  
Henry Justin Allen 1 Apr 1929 - 30 Nov 1930 Yes  
George S. McGill 1 Dec 1930 - 3 Jan 1939 Yes  
Clyde Martin Reed 3 Jan 1939 - 8 Nov 1949 Yes  
Harry Darby 2 Dec 1949 - 28 Nov 1950 Yes  
Frank Carlson 29 Nov 1950 - 3 Jan 1969 Yes  1946 campaign papers
Robert Joseph (Bob) Dole 3 Jan 1969 - 11 June 1996 At Robert J Dole Archive  
Sheila Sloan Frahm 11 June 1996 - 27 Nov 1996    
Sam Dale Brownback 27 Nov 1996 - 5 Jan 2011 Yes  
Jerry Moran 5 Jan 2011 -    


Alphabetical listing of United States Senators from Kansas

Henry Justin Allen
Born 11 Sept 1868, Pittsfield, Pa.; died 17 Jan 1950, Wichita, Kan.
Appointed 1 Apr 1929 vice Curtis; began service 15 Apr
Term of Office 1 Apr 1929 - 30 Nov 1930
Republican from Wichita
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers available at KSHS

Lucien Baker
Born 8 June 1846 near Cleveland, Ohio; died 22 June 1907, Leavenworth, Kan.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1895 - 3 Mar 1901
Republican from Leavenworth

Alfred Washburn Benson
Born 15 July 1843, Poland, N.Y.; died 1 Jan 1916 in Topeka, Kan.
Appointed 11 June 1906 viceBurton; served from 14 June
Term of Office 11 June 1906 - 29 Jan 1907
Republican from Emporia
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Joseph Little Bristow
Born 22 July 1861 near Hazel Green, Wolf County, Ky.; died 14 July 1944, Fairfax, Va.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1909 - 3 Mar 1915
Republican from Salina
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid

Sam Dale Brownback
Born 12 Sept 1956 in Garnett, Kan.
Term of Office 27 Nov 1996 -
Republican from Topeka

Joseph Ralph Burton
Born 16 Nov 1852 near Mitchell, Ind.; died 27 Feb 1923, Los Angeles, Calif.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1901 - 4 June 1906 (resigned)
Republican from Abilene

Alexander Caldwell
Born 1 Mar 1830 at Drakes Ferry, Pa.; died 19 May 1917, Kansas City, Mo.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1871 - 24 Mar 1873
Republican from Leavenworth
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Arthur Capper
Born 14 July 1865, Garnett, Kan., and died 19 Dec 1951, Topeka, Kan.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1919 - 3 Jan 1949
Republican from Topeka
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid

Frank Carlson
Born 23 Jan 1893 in Concordia, Kan.; died there 30 May 1987
Elected 7 Nov 1950 vice Reed
Term of Office 29 Nov 1950 - 3 Jan 1969
Republican from Concordia
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid for 1946 campaign papers

Robert Crozier
Born 13 Oct 1827, Cadiz, Ohio; died 2 Oct 1895 in Leavenworth, Kan.
Appointed 22 Nov 1873 vice Caldwell; served from 1 Dec 1873
Term of Office 22 Nov 1873 - 2 Feb 1874
Republican from Leavenworth
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Charles Curtis
Born 25 Jan 1860 in Topeka, Kan.; died 8 Feb 1936 in Washington, D.C.
Elected 23 Jan 1907 vice Burton and served from 29 Jan
Resigned 3 Mar 1929 to become vice-president
Term of Office 29 Jan 1907 - 3 Mar 1913 and again 4 Mar 1915 - 3 Mar 1929
Republican from Topeka

Harry Darby
Born 23 Jan 1895 in Kansas City, Kan. and died there 17 Jan 1987
Appointed 2 Dec 1949; took oath of office 3 Jan 1950
Term of Office 2 Dec 1949 - 28 Nov 1950
Republican from Kansas City
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Robert Joseph (Bob) Dole
Born 22 July 1923 in Russell, Kan.
Term of Office 3 Jan 1969 - 11 June 1996
Republican from Russell

Sheila Sloan Frahm
Born 22 Mar 1945, Colby, Kan.
Term of Office 11 June 1996 - 27 Nov 1996
Republican from Colby

William Alexander Harris
Born 29 Oct 1841 near Luray, Va.; died 20 Dec 1909 in Chicago, Ill.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1897 - 3 Mar 1903
Populist from Linwood
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

James Madison Harvey
Born 21 Sept 1833 near Salt Sulphur Springs, Va. [now W.Va.]; died 15 Apr 1894 near Junction City, Kan.
Elected 2 Feb 1874 vice Caldwell; served from 12 Feb 1874
Term of Office 2 Feb 1874 - 3 Mar 1877
Republican from Vinton
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid

John James Ingalls
Born 29 Dec 1833 in Middleton, Mass.; died 16 Aug 1900, East Las Vegas, N.Mex.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1873 - 3 Mar 1891
Republican from Atchison
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid

Nancy Landon Kassebaum
Born 29 July 1932 in Topeka, Kan.
Term of Office 23 Dec 1978 - 7 Jan 1997
Republican from Wichita
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

James Henry Lane
Born 22 June 1814, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; died 11 July 1866 near Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
Elected 4 Apr 1861; his first term expired 3 Mar 1865, as determined by lot
Term of Office 4 Apr 1861 - 11 July 1866
Republican from Lawrence
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Chester Isaiah Long
Born 12 Oct 1860 in Greenwood Township, Perry County, Pa.; died 1 July 1934, Washington, D.C.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1903 - 3 Mar 1909
Republican from Medicine Lodge
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid

John A. Martin
Born 12 Nov 1833 near Hartsville, Tenn.; died 3 Sept 1913, Topeka, Kan.
Elected 25 Jan 1893 vice Plumb; served from 4 Mar 1893
Term of Office 4 Mar 1893 - 3 Mar 1895
Republican from Topeka
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

George S. McGill
Born 12 Feb 1879 near Russell, Iowa; died 14 May 1963, Wichita, Kan.
Elected 4 Nov 1930 viceCurtis; served from 1 Dec 1930
Term of Office 1 Dec 1930 - 3 Jan 1939
Democrat from Wichita
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Jerry Moran
Born 29 May 1954 in Great Bend, Kan.
Term of Office 5 Jan 2011 -
Republican from Hays

James Blackwood Pearson
Born 7 May 1920 in Nashville, Tenn.; died Jan. 13, 2009, Gloucester, Mass.
Appointed 31 Jan 1962 vice Schoeppel
Term of Office 31 Jan 1962 - 23 Dec 1978
Republican from Prairie Village

William Alfred Peffer
Born 10 Sept 1831 in Cumberland County, Pa.; died 6 Oct 1912 in Grenola, Kan.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1891 - 3 Mar 1897
Populist from Topeka
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Bishop Walden Perkins
Born 18 Oct 1841 in Rochester, Ohio; died 20 June 1894, Washington, D.C.
Appointed 1 Jan 1892 vice Plumb; served from 5 Jan 1892
Term of Office 1 Jan 1892 - 3 Mar 1893
Republican from Oswego
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Preston Bierce Plumb
Born 12 Oct 1837 in Delaware County, Ohio; died 20 Dec 1891 in Washington, D.C.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1877 - 20 Dec 1891
Republican from Emporia
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Samuel Clarke Pomeroy
Born 3 Jan 1816 in Southampton, Mass.; died 27 Aug 1891 in Whitinsville, Mass.
Elected 4 July 1861 and began serving 4 July 1861; first term expired 3 Mar 1867 as determined by lot
Term of Office 4 Apr 1861 - 3 Mar 1873
Republican from Atchison
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Clyde Martin Reed
Born 19 Oct 1871 near Champaign, Ill.; died 8 Nov 1949 in Parsons, Kan.
Term of Office 3 Jan 1939 - 8 Nov 1949
Republican from Parsons
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Charles Patrick (Pat) Roberts
Born 20 Apr 1936, Topeka, Kan.
Term of Office 7 Jan 1997 -
Republican from Dodge City

Edmund Gibson Ross
Born 7 Dec 1826, Ashland, Ohio; died 8 May 1907, Albuquerque, N.Mex.
Appointed 19 July 1866 vice Lane; began service 25 July 1866
Term of Office 19 July 1866 - 3 Mar 1871
Republican from Lawrence
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS
finding aid

Andrew Frank Schoeppel
Born 23 Nov 1894 in Barton County, Kan.; died 21 Jan 1962 in Bethesda, Md.
Term of Office 3 Jan 1949 - 21 Jan 1962
Republican from Wichita
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

William Howard Thompson
Born 14 Oct 1871, Crawfordsville, Ind.; died 9 Feb 1928, Washington, D.C.
Term of Office 4 Mar 1913 - 3 Mar 1919
Republican from Garden City
Senatorial and/or Personal Papers avaliable at KSHS

Chronological Listing of Senators