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Landon, Alfred Mossman Landon, Alfred Mossman, 1887–1987, U.S. politician, b. West Middlesex, Pa. He was a banker and oil operator before he ran for public office. Landon served (1933–37) as governor of Kansas and gained a national reputation by his economic administration. As Republican candidate for president in 1936, running against Franklin Delano Roosevelt, he carried only Maine and Vermont. Nancy Landon Kassebaum-Baker is his daughter. Kassebaum-Baker, Nancy Landon Kassebaum-Baker, Nancy Landon, 1932–, U.S. senator from Kansas (1979–97), b. Topeka, Kans. A Republican and the daughter of Kansas governor Alfred Mossman (Alf) Landon , she was the first woman who had not entered politics as the widow of a congressman to be elected to the Senate. Kassebaum was an early proponent of term limits, supported abortion rights and gun
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Unformatted text preview: control, and became chairwoman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee in 1995. She married Howard Baker in 1996. Baker, Howard Henry, Jr. Baker, Howard Henry, Jr., 1925–, U.S. politician and public official, b. Huntsville, Tenn. As a moderate Republican senator (1966–87) from Tennessee, he gained (1973) national attention as a member of the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair . He became (1977) Senate minority leader and served (1981–85) as Senate majority leader after the Republican victory in the 1980 elections. He also was White House chief of staff (1987–88) under President Ronald Reagan. In 1996 he married Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum (see Kassebaum-Baker, Nancy Landon ). Baker served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 2001 to 2005....
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