Alf Landon

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Birthday
9, 1887
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 12, 1987 (100)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1887
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 12, 1987 (100)

About

Republican politician who was the 26th Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. He was the Republican Party's nominee for President in 1936 but lost to FDR by one of the largest margins in electoral history.

Before Fame

He served in the Army as a first lieutenant in chemical warfare in World War I before making his fortune in the oil industry.

Trivia

He was soundly defeated by Franklin Roosevelt in a landslide election in 1936, only winning two states and eight electoral votes.

Family Life

His father was an oilman and moved his family to Kansas when Alf was seventeen.

Associated With

His support for Theodore Roosevelt first got him the respect of his political peers.