Born: Jul 14, 1865 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 86 years of age.
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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