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Capper, Arthur

Born: 1865 AD
Died: 1951 AD
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.