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Floyd Breeding

Politician. Democrat. Born: September 28, 1901, Brown County, Kansas. Died:  October 17, 1977, Dodge City, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District: January 3, 1957, to January 3, 1963.

Born September 28, 1901, in Brown County, Kansas, Breed was educated in the public schools of Dickinson and Shawnee County. He attended Kansas State College at Manhattan in 1921 and 1922. He moved to Rolla, Morton County, in 1928 and became a farmer/stockman. Breeding served in the state house of representatives from 1947-1949, was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Kansas in 1950, and a successful candidate in the 1956 election to pick a successor to long-time congressman Clifford R. Hope, Sr., who chose to retire after 30 years on Capitol Hill. Breeding served three terms in the U.S. Congress, January 3, 1957-January 3, 1963, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962. President John F. Kennedy appointed Breeding as assistant secretary of agriculture in the Grain and Feed Division from 1963-1966, and in 1966 the former congressman was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate. Breeding died in Dodge City on October 17, 1977.

Entry: Breeding, Floyd

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: December 2013

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