Hutchinson A president, editor, prohibitionist, astronomer and statesman are the final five people named to a list of Notable Kansans.
Gov. Sam Brownback announced the list Thursday during an event at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The complete list of 25 notable residents is part of the state’s observance of its 150th anniversary of statehood.
The last five are President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Pulitzer Prize winning Emporia editor and publisher William Allen White, former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, prohibitionist Carry Nation and Jack Kilby, inventor of the microchip.
Eisenhower grew up in Abilene and rose to the rank of five-star Army general. He later served two terms as president.
Dole was born in Russell and was wounded in World War II. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1996.