1865 – Born on July 14th in Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas. American politician.
– He learned the art of printing and subsequently became a newspaper reporter.
– He was the owner and publisher of the Topeka Daily Capital, Capper’s Weekly, Capper’s Farmer, the Household Magazine, and other publications.
– Owner of two radio stations.
1908 – Capper sponsored an annual summer celebration for Topeka children known as the Capper birthday party.
1910 – He was the president of the board of regents, Kansas Agricultural College.
1912 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Kansas.
1915 – Elected as the Governor of Kansas.
1918 – Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate.
1920 – He founded The Capper Foundation, Topeka, Kansas.
1922 – As the Senate leader of the "farm bloc," he co-sponsored the Capper-Volstead Act, which clarified the status of agricultural marketing cooperatives under the antitrust laws and granted a limited exemption from prosecution for this type of group action by farmers.
1928 – Capper’s influence was recognized with the passage of the Capper-Ketchum Act that provided federal financial support through the agricultural extension network.
1951 – Died on December 19th in Topeka, Kansas.
– The Capper Foundation for Crippled Children was the major beneficiary of his will.