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Landon, Alfred Mossmanlocked

(09 September 1887–12 October 1987)
  • Donald R. McCoy

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Landon, Alfred Mossman (09 September 1887–12 October 1987), governor of Kansas and Republican presidential nominee, known as Alf, was born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, the son of John M. Landon, an oil and natural gas executive, and Anne Mossman. Landon received a law degree from the University of Kansas in 1908. In 1915 he married Margaret Fleming, who died in 1918. They had a daughter. Landon married Theo Cobb in 1930, and they had a son and a daughter, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, who was elected to the U.S. Senate from Kansas in 1978....

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