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Memorial service to honor former U.S. senator from Kansas

March 31, 2009

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— Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum will be among the speakers at a memorial service for former Sen. James B. Pearson at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.

Pearson, a part-time resident of Baldwin City, died Jan. 13 at age 88. Pearson served from 1962 until 1978 in the Senate, and Kassebaum was elected to succeed him when he retired. She served until 1997.

Pearson served on the Baker University Board of Trustees, and President Emeritus Daniel M. Lambert will speak at the memorial. Also scheduled to speak are James B. Pearson Jr. and David Seaton, Pearson's former press secretary.

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Alison Carter 5 years ago

So pleased to know that Senator Pearson is being remembered here in Kansas. He served Kansas well.

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