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Brownback unveils first names on list of notable Kansans

August 18, 2011

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— A new list of the most notable figures from Kansas includes a U.S. vice president, a U.S. senator, an American Indian leader, a famed psychiatrist and a minister who coined the phrase “What Would Jesus Do?”

Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Historical Society announced the first five of 25 names Thursday in a ceremony in Topeka. Eleven historians chose them. The rest will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The initial list includes Charles Curtis, vice president from 1929 to 1933; Sen. and Gov. Arthur Capper, who established a foundation to help disabled children; Kiowa chief Satanta; and Dr. Karl Menninger, whose world-renowned psychiatric clinic started in Topeka.

The other honoree was the Rev. Charles Sheldon, whose 1896 book, “In His Steps,” asked readers to consider what Jesus would do in situations in daily life.

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moonflower 2 years, 8 months ago

I pretty impressed he listed last names as well

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Alfred_W 2 years, 8 months ago

John Riggins. Nolan Cromwell. Gordon Parks. Amelia Earhart

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jackbinkelman 2 years, 8 months ago

Melissa Etheridge born 1961 Leavenworth, KS.

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verity 2 years, 8 months ago

Did I miss something? Where's the list---not just "it included."

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 8 months ago

Truly I say unto thee, the leader of the Kansas debacle of the century doth spend time and money on much needed exhaltations so desired by the families and job seekers of the State of Kansas which he doth so nobly lead.

I truly wonder what Jesus would say of this effort at grandstanding and display of officious horse dung.

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UNIKU 2 years, 8 months ago

Guess they weren't on the list....

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MarcoPogo 2 years, 8 months ago

Brownback unveiled the list of notable Kansans...and then he cut their funding. (Yes, even the dead ones.)

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autie 2 years, 8 months ago

Ms. Crump. From Hutchison.

That list probably won't have any of the many many artist, poets, musicians or authors...that is art, and art is bad in the eyes of Brownbock.

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Gandalf 2 years, 8 months ago

Shouldn't famous Kansans actually be people born here?

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thuja 2 years, 8 months ago

Dennis The Menace George Washington Carver Charlie Parker

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riverdrifter 2 years, 8 months ago

No S. P. Dinsmoor? Come on, uncle sammy...

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Winston_Smith 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't agree with Satanta making the list. The guy was a convicted felon, spent time in the texas prison system and killed settlers. Curtis on the other hand was well educated, made a significant impact to make Kansas a better place and is a Kansan to look up to.

Sheldon? Maybe, the book did sell a lot of copies. Ike should have been number ONE on the list.

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parrothead8 2 years, 8 months ago

That's awesome that Brownback is using taxpayer time and money on something Google can do for free in about 0.17 seconds.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 8 months ago

Charles Curtis sold out his own tribe and other Indians when he amended the Dawes Allotment Act in 1898 to steal lands from the Five Civilized Tribes (Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek) and allow white sooner thieves to steal tribal lands for pennies on the dollar. His own Kaw Tribe watched him stay in Kansas as a sellout in 1873 who only returned to the Kaw Tribe in 1902 to get allotments for his kids. His Kaw tribe had a split between the mixed bloods who acquieced to the land demands of the US and the State of Kansas between 1816 and 1873 leading to the removal and the full bloods who paid the price for others selling out. The amendment above allowed Oklahoma to exist as a state in 1907 as the tribal lands were stolen to create Oklahoma. Like any good republican he sold out his own people and profitted from them and was involved in the Great Depression with Herbert Hoover. The gop is always trying to rewrite their own bad history and leaders and Brownback will try to rewrite history to celebrate sellouts.

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BruceWayne 2 years, 8 months ago

Phil Kline and the dude that murdered Tiller? can I get an amen?

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 8 months ago

That old RINO Arlen Specter himself.

Bob Smith.

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AppologiesMyLiege 2 years, 8 months ago

Jesus or is it Hey zoos? taught people to fish when they were hungry.

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ivalueamerica 2 years, 8 months ago

Hugh Beaumont.

However, I find it interesting He selected the WWJD guy when Jesus would never slash help to the poor and needy.

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beatrice 2 years, 8 months ago

Unveils first names? Why, he included both first AND last names.

Who would Jesus deny medical care?

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BobandAlice 2 years, 8 months ago

Too bad Rev. Charles Sheldon isn't alive to ask Gov. Brownback, "What would Jesus do?"! I think Rev. Sheldon's guidance would advocate for different decisions than those dictated by the Brownback administration. As a Christian Socialist (a combination of Christianity and Socialism) he would not approve of Brownback's policies.

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edjayhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

These notable Kansans would roll in their graves if they knew about Brownbut.

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edjayhawk 2 years, 8 months ago

Then just say it that Jesus is on the list. According to Brownback he is a Kansan.

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BruceWayne 2 years, 8 months ago

what place will Brownback insert himself in this list?

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 8 months ago

William Burroughs? Don Johnson? Mandy Pitinkin?

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UNIKU 2 years, 8 months ago

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bobberboy 2 years, 8 months ago

P.S. Where does he mention the Koch Brothers. That'll get him a big payoff - once he gets around to it.

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bobberboy 2 years, 8 months ago

Sam thinks that coddling with Jesus and associating himself with all the outstanding Kansans he will become outstanding too ? Time for a recall .

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UNIKU 2 years, 8 months ago

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