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John Anderson, Jr. Collection

Date: 1944 - 2007

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type:

Call Number: Manuscript Collection #871

Unit ID: 303004

Biographical sketch: Born in Johnson County on May 8, 1917, John Anderson, Jr., was a 1944 graduate of the University of Kansas law school. He practiced law in Olathe and served as county attorney, state legislator, and attorney general before winning the gubernatorial election in 1960. He served as Kansas Governor from January 9, 1961 to January 11, 1965. After finishing his second term, Anderson returned to the practice of law. In 1972, he unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination for governor a third time. That year, Republicans chose Morris Kay who lost in the general election to Robert Docking.

Space Required/Quantity:

  • 1.00 Folder(s), Map/Oversize
  • 1.00 Folder(s) (Letter/Legal size)

Title (Main title): John Anderson, Jr. Collection

Scope and Content

Scope and content: A collection of miscellaneous papers including speeches; a proclamation from the City of Olathe celebrating the 90th birthday of John Anderson, Jr; University of Kansas Law School diploma; Certificate from the Supreme Court of the United States of America to John Anderson, Jr.; and Certificate from The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas to John Anderson, Jr.

Portions of Collection Separately Described:


Locator Contents
101-07-03-15  Speeches; Olathe Proclamation 
954-28-00-00  Oversize 

Related Records or Collections

Related materials: The Library accepted an Eighty-Fifth Annual Commencement program for the class of 1968 at Olathe Senior High School, Olathe, Kansas. It appears one or two of John Anderson, Jr.'s children graduated with this class. One 16mm motion picture film titled The Old Governor's Mansion of Kansas featuring the Anderson family (unit 303015). Scrapbooks, individual photographs, and photograph albums from Governor Anderson's time in office (unit 303044).