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Jack Alexander

Jack AlexanderKansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 2001
Elected to executive committee: 2005
President: 2013-2014

Jack Alexander lives in Topeka. He was born in Iola, Allen County. He grew up in Topeka where he attended public schools. He was a graduate of Topeka High School, where he played on the Ramblers basketball team. He attended Washburn University.

Alexander worked at Goodyear tire and Rubber Company. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War.

In 1973 he was elected as Topeka water commissioner. He served as president of the Topeka City Commission for 10 years. He worked in the water protection bureau at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Appointed as a legislative liaison by Governor Joan Finney, he was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission in 1991. He retired from the KCC in 1996. He was appointed acting state fire marshal in 2004.

He and his wife, Tillie, have four children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He continues to be an avid golfer and enjoys many different sporting events.

Alexander was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 2001. He served as president in 2013-2014.