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Alfred Mossman Landon, American former governor. Recipient Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1971.

Background

Landon, Alfred Mossman was born on September 9, 1887 in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Manuel and Anne (Mossman) Landon.

Education

Student, Marietta Academy, Ohio. Bachelor of Laws, University Kansas, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Washburn College, 1933.

Doctor of Laws, Marietta College, 1934. Doctor of Laws, Boston University, 1939. Doctor of Laws, College Emporia, 1969.

Career

Bookkeeper, Independence, Kansas, 1912. Oil producer, 1912-1987. Governor State of Kansas, 1933-1937.

Operator radio stations, 1950-1987. Distinguished professor Kansas State University, 1968-1987.

Membership

Chairman Kansas Republican Center Committee, 1928. Republican nominee for President of the United States, 1936. Member Pan-American Conference, Lima, Peru, 1938.

Delegate-at-large Republican National Convention, 1940-1944, 48. First lieutenant Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, World War I. Member Blue Key, Masons., Odd Fellows, Elks, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi DeltaPhi.

Connections

Married Margaret Fleming, January 9, 1915 (deceased). 1 child, Margaret Anne. Married Theo Cobb, Jan 15, 1930.

Children: Nancy Josephine, John Cobb.

father:
John Manuel Landon

mother:
Anne (Mossman) Landon

spouses:
Margaret Fleming

Theo Cobb

children:
Margaret Anne Landon

Nancy Josephine Landon

John Cobb Landon