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Capper, Arthur

Born: 1865 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


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.


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