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Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker

January 1, 2019

1985 – Wichita, Burdick, Topeka, Kansas & Washington, D.C.

Nancy Landon Kassebaum was born in Topeka, Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a master’s degree in diplomatic history in 1956. A Wichita homemaker for many years, Nancy Kassebaum raised her four children there. Her interest in public issues was born early, however, and, prior to her mid-life entry into the political scene, she was a caseworker for Senator James B. Pearson, a member of the Maise, Kansas school board and vice president of radio station KFH-KLZS in Wichita. She is or has been: president, the Women’s Association, Institute of Logopedics; member, Kansas Governmental Ethics Commissions; chairman, Women’s Division, United Fund of Wichita; member, Mortar Board; chairman, The Senate Military Reform Caucus; and member of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. A multi-term United States Senator, Senator Kassebaum has held influential seats on the Transportation, Commerce and Science Committees, the Foreign Relations and the Budget Committees and several other leading committees.