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  Alf Landon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfred Mossman "Alf" Landon (September 9, 1887 October 12, 1987) was an American Republican politician from Kansas, notable nationally for his 1936 nomination as the Republican opponent of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Landon was elected Governor of Kansas in 1932.
Landon respected and admired FDR and accepted much of the New Deal but objected that it was hostile to business and involved too much waste.
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 Alf M. Landon, as Leader of the Republican Opposition, 1937-1940, by George H. Mayer, Autumn 1966
Landon demonstrated the constructive possibilities in the office but his example was wasted on both his contemporaries and his successors.
Landon objected to any kind of convention before the midterm election; but instead of opposing it openly he proposed conditions that would make it unacceptable to others; [16] He advocated a plan for the admission of delegates that would prevent the Hoover faction from dominating the convention.
Landon was disturbed by the outcome because it tempted Republican orators to speak more charitably of foreign leaders than of their own government.
www.kancoll.org /khq/1966/66_3_mayer.htm   (3440 words)

 Alf Landon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1936, Landon chose not to run for re-election as Governor but to become the Republican presidential nominee opposing the re-election of (32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the great depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)) FDR.
At the end of the campaign, Landon accused FDR of acquiring so much power that he was subverting the (The act of forming something) Constitution.
Yet, Landon proved to be an inept campaigner who rarely left his front porch and did not participate in the (A tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas) Republican primaries.
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 Alfred M. Landon
Alfred Mossman Landon was born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, on September 9, 1887.
Landon was a key figure in the U.S. Republican party in the 1930s and ran unsuccessfully for president in 1936.
"Alf" Landon first entered the national political arena in 1912, campaigning for Theodore Roosevelt, who was that year the Progressive party candidate for president.
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Alf Landon became interested in politics and at the age of 27 became Montgomery County (KS) Chairman for the Progressive Party.
Alf Landon was the only Republican Governor elected in 1934 in the United States.
Alf Landon's house is located at 300 West Maple in Independence, KS and was built in 1904.
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 The Turning Tide
Governor Landon was one of those rare men in politics or any other profession -- a man who stood with good humor and great grace for what he believed in, even when it was unpopular.
The "moral and spiritual recovery" Governor Landon talked about is now taking glorious root in the fertile soil of the post-communist world as well, where the mind proved insusceptible to restraint despite 70 years of suppression.
This is the message that we have heard from Alf Landon and the newly freed peoples of the old Soviet bloc -- that faith in God is not, as some believe, a threat to democracy.
www.patrobertson.com /speeches/alflandon.asp   (3161 words)

 Transcript - Landon for President: Alf Landon's Nomination & its Impact on Kansas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Narrator: Former Kansas Governor Alf Landon ran for President in 1936, but his political roots went back to his youth before he moved to Kansas and became Governor of the state.
Alf was always a believer, the thing he said what I don't like about Roosevelt, he liked Roosevelt really, but he said the thing that I can't take is the fact that he will use any means, he believed the ends justified the means.
Narrator: Although Landon won the states of Maine and Vermont he lost all of the remaining states including Kansas in one of the biggest defeats in Presidential election history.
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Alf Landon, as an experienced oil-man and politician, felt pretty sure the nomination was there.
Alf Landon stayed home, now glued to the long-distance telephone, now out in the back yard playing with the tow youngest children, Nancy Jo, 3, and Jack, 2, for the cameramen.
When the word of Alf Landon's dramatic platform telegram to the convention boomed out from three loudspeakers on the porch, the crowd that had gathered outside set up their first victory cheer.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/back.time/9606/19/bit.txt   (4351 words)

 U.S. News & World Report: An American original. (Alf Landon) (obituary)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In his own wry self-portrait, he was "a lawyer who never had a case, an oilman who never made a million and a presidential candidate who carried only Maine and Vermont.' But by the time he died last week at age 100, Alfred Mossman Landon was also the grand old man of U.S. politics.
A long line of Presidents--from Franklin Roosevelt, who beat him by a historic margin in 1936 and then offered him a cabinet seat, to Ronald Reagan--valued his advice on the changing world he viewed from his front porch in Topeka.
Landon won two terms as governor of Kansas...
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 Alf landon Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) Alfred Mossman Landon was born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, on September 9, 1887.
Alf Landon: Landon and Knox brochure with fish on the front.
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 Encyclopedia: Alf Landon
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Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (born July 29, 1932) represented the state of Kansas in the United States Senate from 1978 to 1997.
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 2000.11.17: Alf Landon Lecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan , Kansas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Landon also demonstrated that spirit-in the words of another former Kansas governor, John Carlin-"by not being a partisan." For example, while Landon undertook the daunting challenge of running against Franklin Roosevelt in 1936-he also supported many of FDR's views on the role of government.
Alf Landon not only set an example-he also set a benchmark for politicians who want to be both great and good.
Alf Landon once remarked that, "It's a sin to throw a soft punch in politics." Similarly, I think he would have also agreed that it would be a sin to tackle these five health care challenges with half-measures or half-hearted support.
www.hhs.gov /news/speeches/001117.html   (2405 words)

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From Landon, the 1936 Republican presidential nominee who won just two states in a landslide loss to Franklin Roosevelt, to Dole, who 60 years later lost the presidency to Bill Clinton, Kansas politicians commanded their share of national attention.
Landon, the 1930s Kansas governor who achieved patriarchal status in the GOP, died in October 1987, a month after his 100th birthday.
But he did often forget his presidential rival's name in the final years, calling him simply, "that Democrat." Landon's daughter, Nancy Kassebaum, caused the old man what he said was the most upsetting time of his life when she ran for the U.S. Senate in 1978.
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Alf, a longtime faculty member at a New Hampshire women's school with the Nabokovian name of Wayward Junior College, has been asked by the editors of Retrospect, a regional historical journal, to contribute to a symposium on the Ford administration; his task is to record his memories and impressions.
"The past," Alf notes, "is as illusory as the future, and we exist in the present numbly, blind to the cloud formations, deaf to the birdsong.
If at times the juxtaposition of Alf and Buchanan generates a touching sense of the isolation and helplessness of the human condition, the transience of life and love, at other times Alf’s Buchanan fetish seems sheer contrivance.
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 Presidential Election of 1936
The convention eliminated the rule that required 2/3 of the delegates to vote for the nomination of a Presidential candidate, thus, simplifying the future selection of Presidential candidates.
The Republicans meeting in Cleveland nominated Alf Landon of Kansas.
Landon attacked the administration of the New Deal, while supporting its goals.
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 Alf Landon 1936 Presidential Race Campaign Posters & Ephemera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alfred (Alf) M. Landon and his running mate Frank Knox had the dubious honor of running for president and vice president against Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Garner in 1936.
The campaign posters/flyers that we are offering picture the Republican candidate Alf Landon and Frank Knox, his running mate, as serious and thoughtful men.
Alf M. Landon - Republican Candidate for President 11" x 16" Center fold, lightly soiled, 1.5" tear at top, smaller tears on left edge.
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 Landon in a Landslide: The Poll That Changed Polling
Landon and too small a percentage for Mr.
We will not do the same this year; we feel that both States will be found in the Landon column, and we are reaching this conclusion by the same process that lead to the reverse conclusion in 1932.
Landon in our Poll, and yet we are told that the Pacific Coast is “aflame” for Mr.
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 Alf laws Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - The United States: 'Advantages without Obligations'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Landon, as a small oil businessman, was notably distrustful of big businessman, something which made the meeting an act of necessity more than one of desire.
Landon was still a timid campaigner, his running mate did not appear to be a dynamic speaker, and the loss of Knox was actually a liability in the Midwest.
Landon, for all of his debating points, was identifying with business and foreign policy questions that it was hard for the common farmer or merchant to relate to.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=154858   (5004 words)

 Topeka Capital-Journal, The: State has had only two reach top offices
Landon was born in 1887 in Pennsylvania, the son of an oilman who began drilling in Kansas near the turn of the century.
Landon ran for governor in 1932, defeating a Democratic incumbent.
Landon's daughter, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, subsequently was elected to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate, where she served from 1979 to 1997.
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 Landon Lecture by William Cohen, Sept. 12, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is not mandatory attendance, I'm told, but to count my name among the Landon lecturers, former presidents, world leaders, great orators, and also to note what a pleasure it is for me to be in the presence of some really fine, outstanding Kansas public servants.
Now, it's traditional for one to begin with a tribute to Alf Landon, but I'm hard-pressed to improve upon that of my predecessors, and I know that having been in Washington for more than two decades that the words recede while the actions endure.
And the very first Landon lecture, of course, was none other than Alf Landon himself, and the very first line in this lecture remains remarkably true today.
www.newss.ksu.edu /WEB/News/NewsReleases/cohenlandontext.html   (3778 words)

 Landon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first, of course, is my grandmother, Mary Landon McCutchen, but I'll keep her for last since we know the most about her.
This is a man the family always considered a relative of Mary's, and who was at least partially responsible for her family's move to Yacolt.
Some have said he was her brother, but none of the Landon genealogies (Skinner) show a brother named Charles.
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The last Landon lecture I attended was given in 1991 by former President Jimmy Carter.
Alf Landon was a typical Kansan -- a man of common sense and uncommon sensibility.
Those were the words Alf Landon used to open the first Landon lecture on Dec. 13, 1966.
www.usda.gov /news/releases/1995/09/0655   (5178 words)

Now, it is traditional for one to begin with a tribute to Alf Landon, but I am hard pressed to improve upon that of my predecessors.
And her panel's work is underway, and they will be recommending to me some recommendations for me to present to the Congress by the end of the year.
And he asked Governor Landon who he thought the greatest American president of the 20th century was thus far.
www.defenselink.mil /releases/1997/b09171997_bt489-97.html   (3733 words)

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