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


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


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.


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.


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.


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

Children: Nancy Josephine, John Cobb.

John Manuel Landon

Anne (Mossman) Landon

Margaret Fleming

Theo Cobb

Margaret Anne Landon

Nancy Josephine Landon

John Cobb Landon