Andrew F. Schoeppel Edit Profile
Student of University of Kan. Student, University of Neb.
He was the 29th Governor of Kansas from 1943 to 1947 and a U.S. Senator from 1949 until his death. Schoeppel's early political life began as county attorney in Ness County, Kansas and was one of the early local officials for Ness City. Later he was elected mayor of Ness City and also served as chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Schoeppel played college football from 1920 to 1922 while attending the University of Nebraska and made "honorable mention" on one of Walter Camp's first All-America football teams. He served as the head football coach at Fort Hays State University for one season, in 1929, compiling a record of 2–5. Schoeppel filled in as head coach while his predecessor, William D. Weidein, was on sabbatical.
Weidein did not return after his one-year sabbatical. After Schoeppel completed his one year as head coach, the school's program was taken over by W. C. "Jack" Riley.
God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.
Served with United States Naval Reserve Flying Force. Member Kansas State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Southwest Bar Association, Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Delta, Innocents (men’s honorary soc). Mason (Shriner).