Landon, Alf (Alfred Mossman) b. September 9, 1887 d. October 12, 1987 Kansas Governor. He was the 1936 Republican Candidate for President, losing to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, in 1908, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a law degree, and decided to remain in Kansas, working in a bank. In 1912, he and three partners started a business to develop oil wells, then a new burgeoning business, and Landon quickly became a leader in the petroleum industry. In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, he joined the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA Plot: Singing Tower, Lot 325, Space 10 (NW corner of section, along road) GPS coordinates: 39.0379791, -95.7424088 (hddd.dddd)
Menninger, Will b. October 15, 1899 d. September 6, 1966 One of the founders of The Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS. It is one of the world's most renowned psychiatric clinics. Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA Plot: Singing Tower Section, lot 372, grave 5 GPS coordinates: 39.3754005, -95.7415390 (hddd.dddd)
Owen, Edwyn Robert b. June 8, 1936 d. October 5, 2007 Olympian. Born in Minnesota, he attended Harvard University and was a star on the Harvard hockey team. In 1960, he was named to the United States Olympic Hockey team where he played defense at the Winter Olympic games in Squaw Valley, California. As a member of this team, he won a gold medal.
Thompson, William Howard b. October 14, 1871 d. February 9, 1928 William Howard Thompson served as a US Senator from Kansas from 1913 to 1919. Born in 1871 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, he moved to Kansas with his family in 1880. After graduating from Seneca High School, he studied law under the direction of his father who was both a farmer and lawyer. Thompson first practiced law in Seneca, Topeka and Iola. In 1894 he married Bertha Felt with whom he would have three children: Thelma Bertha, Wilbert Felt and William Howard, Jr. In 1905 the family moved to...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Roberson) Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Woodring, Harry Hines b. May 31, 1890 d. September 9, 1967 Kansas Governor, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Served in the United States Army during World War I. Served as Governor of Kansas from 1931 to 1933. Served as United States Secretary of War in the 2nd Franklin Roosevelt Administration, serving from 1936 to 1940. Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA